Friday, January 4, 2008

It Started with a Musing...

On August 24th, 2007, at 7:53 PM Eastern Time, Megan had an Idea. An idea that was worthy of a capital letter - or in this case, a thread on the Absolute Write Water Cooler.

In less than a year, "Random musings about your writing" had exploded, with over 750 pages, 19,000 posts, and more authors than I care to count. We took the world of publishing by storm (kind of), triumphed over all, heard the lamentations of the women and generally had a great time.

And then there was another Idea. This idea was Bethany's: Why not have a random musings blog?

Of course, such genius cannot be ignored.

Yapping About YA consists of the ladies and gentlemen of the Random Musings thread, writing slightly more coherent posts about things that are still pretty random. We have:

- Agented authors
- Published authors
- Aspiring authors
- Authors stuck in query/writing/revision/editing hell
- Underage authors
- Authors with extra limbs

... okay, so not the last one. But we're still ridiculously diverse. And we yap. A lot. About YA.

13 comments:

bethany said...

Yay! Yapping authors of YA!

Meggy said...

This thread makes me feel historical.

YAYA!

Meggy said...

And now I said thread because I'm not used to this whole blog thing.

bethany said...

Isn't it a thread on a blog, too?

Haphazard said...

This blog is made of win.

YAYA shall be amazing and grow and become historical in some sense.

And that is my prediction.

Andrew Carmichael said...

This is the start of something AMAZING.

*stares into nothingness with shiny pupils*

SuzanneYoung said...

Hm. I think this might become a very active blog. With lots of jokes about sexy, bloody, headlining, robotic, bus trips. But who knows? Some of us just write nice wholesome stories for teens. :)

*Disclaimer* This author does not write wholesome stories for teens.

Dreamer3702 said...

Cheers to the creators!

Sophie W. said...

We're gonna blog about chimichangas, too, Roskoe. Suz. Aaagh this is confusing.

bethany said...

I'm supposed to be working, but this is a historical occasion. I guess I'll be staying up late tonight....

Madeleine said...

I'm thrilled to be here to witness this huge event. Here's to the future conquerors of YA!

...

(For those who don't know, that would be US.)

hannah said...

SO excited to be a part of this with you guys...soon, the unagented among us are gonna be able to put "Yeah, I'm part of YAYA in our query letters" and agents will drool over us. ;)

Jordan said...

OMG I go away for a bit and THIS is what you guys all end up doing??

:D Sweet!