Worked on my novel-in-verse during my commute home (and NO, I don't drive -- I ride the train). It's slow work and I'm afraid to see what year I could possibly finish it at this speed. Just now, however, I opened my autographed copy of CRANK. Ellen Hopkins gave a one universal word of encouragement: "Believe". I don't think she even knew what I need to belive in when she wrote it, but I'll be writing a bit more in verse tomorrow.
I write primarily middle grade fiction, although I do have a picture book submitted. As for subject matter: ghost mystery and time suspension would be the best general descriptions for my two novels currently in re-writes.