Hello all! I was wondering, does it matter what tense you write in for adult literature? When I started my novel years ago (and as a teenager) I started in the present tense. It just seemed more natural for the characters and the sense of urgency for the story. It's also what I write in when I write short stories. I'm not sure exactly why I started this way, unless it's what I read at the time. I know YA is more often present tense, but my story has definitely shifted into an adult series. I've read a few adult books written in the present tense, but I was wondering, is it in bad taste? Will it turn potential publishers or agents off? Thank you!