So, I started writing my novel with the intention of it being a YA fantasy. I still think that is definitely where it fits, but I've come to wonder about what is and isn't appropriate for these books. I've seen just about everything in books I've read (meant for adults) but I've seen quite a bit of language and a range from sexual references to more direct encounters in YA books. With YA being marketed for ages somewhere between 12 and 20ish, what is the appropriate amount of sex and language to be used in these books. My novel has a lot in the back story that is very dark and more mature, but I think this makes the story have more dimension... How do I know where and when to use that censoring pen... what to include or omit? At this point, I'm just writing, and can edit in or out later, but I'm just curious.