Friday, April 15, 2011

Common Elements

Mh, I just realized that every single one of my books starts some time in September. I'm not sure why. I've got this weird paranormal/drama book I worked on about 4 years ago, and that story starts in late September. Second Time Around starts in late September/early October. Theoretically Speaking starts in late August/early September. Bad Apple starts in mid-September. Destined starts in mid-September.

I don't know what it is with me and September, especially since I'm not a huge fan of that month (end of summer vacation, beginning of school...enough said). At first I thought this unconscious obsession was because I tend to start my stories at the beginning of a school year to give off that 'new year, new start, new story' vibe, but then for two of my books, the MC's not even going to school, so there's no such a thing as a new year for them.

And then I started thinking about all of the other common things in my books and came up with 1. a best friend 2. some kind of love triangle (even if the third person may be dead or almost out of the picture) and 3. a somewhat sarcastic MC. Even if the sarcasm is barely there, it's there. I have absolutely no clue why all of my books all have these things. I didn't even realize this until now, actually.

Anyone have a common element(s) in all of their books? I'm really hoping I'm not the only one :P



All of my books seem to take place in summer. xD And music always tends to be a big deal somehow. So you're not alone!


Yay :D The summer thing makes me feel much better about my September thing :P

Chen Yan Chang

I'm like Michelle. A majority of my books seem to be set in the summer. Obviously SUMMER FRIENDS and SUMMER OF FIRSTS. Even my paranormal SPARK is set in the summer. Right now, I'm working on SUMMER OF SECOND CHANCES which is the summer :P

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