Blogger hates me today. We're in a fight, if you will. I was trying to put in this great picture of a couple arguing at the top of this post, but it flat-out refused. Not only will it not add it in, it won't even give me any kind of explanation as to why.
I just want to understand, but apparently that's asking too much. It's always like this. I bend over backward trying to keep everything updated, trying to make it work between us, to support Blogger and his bloggy content...but it doesn't even matter. He only participates when he wants to and it's like he doesn't even talk to me anymore...
Oh, wait...he's never talked to me--I promise. And if my therapist asks you, please tell her I said that?
Anyway, I had this great post in mind all about writing relationships and now he's gone and ruined it. The main point I wanted to make is that these characters should be real and breathing and ready to walk off the page. Too many romances in YA seem to get together and then act like a married couple. They're still young. They make mistakes, they argue, they hurt each other. Make their relationship as complex as the characters, and the reader will be as invested as you need them to be.