A brief post to finally participate in RTW (or anything at all) again:
What IRL friends can you talk YA with? (that's the paraphrased version.)
Funny, because I just figured out today that IRL = in real life. Why must that be abbreviated, internet? It's not like it's hard to type, or over-used. Is it? I don't even know.
Believe it or not, a surprising number of my real-life friends are into YA, or are at least aware and/or respectful of it. I have a whopping THREE real-life friends (from three completely different circles) that have been writing YA for years. Three! And I didn't know about any of them until I came out as a YA-writing girl, myself. Like we'd all been keeping THE BIG YA SECRET without knowing it.
As far as YA-reading friends go, well... there are a bunch of those, as well. Some have come out of the woodwork and surprised me, while others have been there the whole time. I really am lucky, I guess.
But I still don't bring up YA around certain people. It's not everyone's cup of tea.
Or maybe I'm just shy.
Happy road tripping... yesterday!