I give my MCs a hard time to deal with the hard times. Some of them are only here because of the hard times (thank you, Hil).
I’ve been avoiding it for the past two years because I’ve not been able to deal with it and (ironically) the two books I’ve written in that time have probably been darker than any of the big books (yes, YA is amazing to write). But back to the big stuff, a bright green notebook and all my darkest fears.
So if you see me anywhere, please give me a hug. I need one.