To be honest, I am at odd ends with book three right now. I know I shouldn't even be working on it since I have to work on my rewrite of book one and reviewing for book two, but I can't get over it. I had started it a little while back, and I just felt as if it is terrible. The beginning sort of drab, and I didn't know how I wanted to get the characters to another place without making it boring. So I have gone back and deleted everything I had and restarting. Perhaps it will just take time, do you think? I have a feeling this will be the most difficult one out of the three, that I will have to right. I know everything I want to be in the book, and the plot and how it will end (most likely) but I am having troubles with writing it right now. now this is what I call writer's block.. haha. Anyhow, thought I would give a little update.
I admit, yes, my story isn't written for anyone under ten or even twelve I would say, unless parents allow. Mainly because of some more mature language and some intimate moments. But that is just my opinion. If I had the option to take these things out though to widen the age range would I? No, probably not.
Mature language is a fact of life. Walk outside now and you will probably hear at least one curse word come out of someone's mouth, or even your own. Back then, it wasn't much different. I don't want to write a story and make it completely secluded from some reality. Death, love, language, matters of the heart, are all things that we can face in real life, and I want my characters to experience at least some of those things. That way, more people can relate to the characters.
Intimacy is another part of writing that can add to the realism if done correctly. None of my writing goes so far that it would be consider inappropriate for the younger readers, but there is …