I hated being a teenager. I hated the other teenagers. I hated the artificiality, pettiness, cruelty, awkwardness, and drama. I hated high school.
But do I still?
Since I decided to change my MC's ages from eighteen to sixteen to make my story solid young adult, I've been neck deep in a rewrite. This changes over fifty percent of my book, but that's okay. The words are flowing freely. I'm drafting all new chapters with realistic characters in real-life settings. I'm loving writing high school as much as I hated attending high school.
Have you ever dreaded writing a genre or scene that wound up being super fun? Have you ever surprised yourself with something you wrote? Was your high school experience heaven or hell?