I've been giving a lot of thought lately to writing middle grade instead of young adult. Maybe not instead of, but focusing on it instead.
The reason for this is that I've had several people tell me over the years that I should write children's books. I'd never given it much thought at all until recently. In conversation, someone I had just met, asked me if I wrote children's stories. I replied, no, I really like YA, but I had a lot of people tell me I should.
Her response is what pushed me to start thinking about it. She said, one person tells you, you don't have to listen. Two people tell you, okay that's weird. Three or more people tell you - you should definitely pay attention.
I've never even thought about writing MG fiction before, but some of my favorite books are MG or started out that way - Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, etc.
Do any of you write /read MG? What are your thoughts on the genre? Do you have any good tips?