Present vs. Past tense writing
Now, I'd have to say all of the books I read, including YA, are written in past tense (i.e. I looked over to her.), but, as one of my Betas pointed out, YA is usually written in present tense (i.e. I look over to her.)
For me, in any type of writing, present tense just sounds off and I've never read or written any novels in present tense. So...my question to you...is my Beta correct in stating that most YA is written in present tense? Are you comfortable writing in present tense or does it sound off to you as well?
Please chime in! I really would like to know for future critiques.