Monday, June 25, 2012

NA Misconceptions

 Hey, guys! Today, I'm over at NA Alley discussing "new adult" misconceptions. Want a sneak peak?

"...I should admit something: I am a nomadic info-sponge. It starts with one well-intended Internet search, and then comes the distraction. One thing leads to another. Something shiny catches my eye. I wander a bit.

Because of this, I catch a variety of posts and articles—lately, NA-centric ones. You know what I’ve learned? 

There are a few bloggers who oppose NA. (Everyone gasp now!) In the spirit of education, I’ve decided to summarize their complaints/misconceptions and answer them FAQ style!"

(Click here to read the rest.)

Fun stuff, right? Speaking of NA, congratulations to Victoria & Juliana for signing book deals! This category is happening! :D

Have a great week! ♥

43 comments:

Juliana Haygert said...

Thanks for the shout out, sister!

Carrie Butler said...

No problem! You deserve it. :D

Gina C said...

great post. it just suddenly dawned on me how disturbing it is that we need to cut people's stories off into neat piles -- like the jump from teen to adult is that seamless. shows a true gap in understanding the quarterlife.

Cassie Mae said...

Yay for Victoria and Juliana!!! I'm so excited for the NA sisters!!!!

Iain said...

Had a look - you didn't disappoint :o)

Natasha Hanova said...

Great post!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Gina! :) I agree. It's crazy how differently a book about a seventeen-year-old and a nineteen-year-old are treated!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Cassiopeia! Ever think about writing NA yourself? ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Iain! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Natasha! :)

Nancy Thompson said...

What are people so afraid of? Competition to the YA market? It's ridiculous really. Adults read YA & they'll read NA, too. One is not going to impede the other. Like YA, it's not solely for college kids. It's just a category so readers can narrow their search. People like to read about this time in their lives, too.

Leigh Covington said...

WHAT?! People are silly! I love the NA genre and think it's an important category for people to choose from. Shame on those nay-sayers!

Tara Rendall said...

I had no idea about NA until recently, but I think it's a fantastic idea. It helps narrow things down & with so many options that's definitely helpful.

Thanks so much for the post, Carrie!

Melissa said...

Congrats to Victoria & Juliana! And the NA post is a great one--definitely worth the click through. :)

cleemckenzie said...

I'll have to add this as link to my article on NA for Rache Writes. Glad you posted this one.

Donna K. Weaver said...

*heading over*

LynnRush said...

Yay for the newly signed authors!!! Woot!!

Carrie Butler said...

Exactly! The category is there to tell the reader what to expect, not dictate what they read. There's plenty of room for everyone. :)

Carrie Butler said...

NA loves you, too! :D Thank you, Abby!

Carrie Butler said...

...Is what I would say if I didn't know your pen name. What's wrong with me tonight? LOL Thank you, Leigh!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks for stopping by, Tara! If you're curious, there's plenty of information around NA Alley. If you have a question you can't find an answer to there, feel free to shoot me an e-mail! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Woohoo for Victoria & Juliana!

Thank you, Melissa! I appreciate the kind words. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Oh, that would be fantastic! Thank you, Lee! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Donna! :)

Carrie Butler said...

What an exciting time to be an NA writer! :)

Michael Pierce said...

Congrats to Victoria and Juliana! That's awesome. I'm headed over to NA Alley now. :)

twentysomethingfictionwriter said...

Thanks for the shout out my NA sista! Excellent article today by the way ;)

Talli Roland said...

People *are* silly. :)

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Yay for you guys single-handedly bringing New Adult into the mainstream!!! Go go go go! Whoa, that was about as much energy as I could muster on only one cup of coffee:)

E. Arroyo said...

Yay! Let's start the revolution! LOL. =)

Carrie Butler said...

Yay for my NA sisters! :) Thanks, Michael!

Carrie Butler said...

Why thank you, Victoria. :) You're very welcome!

Carrie Butler said...

Silly is the perfect word, Talli. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! Someone get this woman some coffee, stat! Can I say "stat," if I'm not a doctor? Hmm...

Pretend Lydia said it. :D Thanks, Lindsay!

Carrie Butler said...

Heck yeah! :D Thanks, Elizabeth!

Christine Rains said...

That was a great post. I think with the surge of ebooks, we can have all sorts of categories. I think it helps the reader find exactly what they're looking for.

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Christine! :) Hooray for categories!

Lydia Kang said...

It's such an exciting niche for readers and writers. :)

Carrie Butler said...

I agree. :D Thanks for stopping by, Lydia!

Julia King said...

Congrats to the NA authors!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks for the NA support, Julia! :)

Melodie Wright said...

I love NA!! Somebody write a bestseller so it becomes an established genre. And hurry up!! ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Yes, ma'am! *Grins*