I am at the Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers conference, and I love it. My workshop group this year is especially fun; I'm not sure if that is partially due to the fact that there are no men in our group…
At any rate, today we workshopped my piece, and do you know what they wanted? More sex and more violence.
I should clarify: my novel does not contain actual sex. Just two teenagers who are friends. The readers wanted to see more of a romance between the two. They also wanted the antagonist to die a bloody horrible death, which he does, but which is not currently written as very bloody and horrible.
Thus my solution: More sex. More violence.