Here's a sample from YA authors Maureen Johnson (Devilish, Suite Scarlet) and Libba Bray (The Sweet Far Thing) in a hilarious pow-wow about writing for teenagers -
MJ: But there does come a very ugly phase, that very very unattractive break before the dawn where the book actually gets written. The book actually getting written is not pretty.Watch it here:
LB:It's sort of like transition in childbirth. That's the period where all of a sudden you rise up out of the stirrups and you grab the labor nurse by her throat and you're like, I can't have this baby! You have to have this baby for me!