1) the MC is a teenager.
2) there's NO SEX OR PROFANITY. Or, if there is, it's rare and toned-down.
I'm pretty cognizant of these things when I write, or when I post things online. I don't want to have my plans for literary world domination derailed by a viral YouTube post of me drunk, half-naked, painted blue, and screaming obscenities at a collection of nuns, cops, and large-eyed orphan children.
So it's a good thing that wasn't caught on video.
Uh, I mean -- so it's a good thing I'd never do that. *
* they weren't real nuns.
You therefore can imagine my surprise this weekend when I tried to update my Amazon profile and received an error message stating that "Amazon does not allow profanity in their user profiles."
At first, I thought I'd made some sort of Freudian slip. In the early 1990s, whenever I'd write something about a "floppy disk," I had an obsessive fear that I'd accidentally replace the "s" in "disk" with a "c."
Stick your floppy disk in here.
Is your floppy disk full?
Beware of spreading viruses with your floppy disk.
So, I re-read my entry carefully, trying to spot my typo:
My first novel, MINDER, comes out in June 2010. It's YA-fantasy/paranormal-romance. If you like YA-fan-par-rom, check it out! I'll have fun stuff and giveaways on www.ganzfield.com soon, too.
All I can figure is that "YA-fan-par-rom" is an obscure freakiness, like a fetish for clowns or something. But I don't know. So, if you DO know what I wrote that triggered Amazon's profanity censors, please post a comment.*
* or send me an email, if it's too graphic to describe publicly or involves something truly kinky, like a bizarre attraction to Civil War re-enactors.