Contemporary issue-driven books for mid-teens? Or change rooms. Doing that is pretty much impossible in this day and age. Write vivid characters to an inventive plot. They write. But this is not to say a book will not help you become more well known.
You want everything to be just right before you continue on ahead. Writing happens in fits and starts, in bits and pieces. Embrace the challenge of the middle as part of the process.
For my novels, I often use these to come up with ethnically accurate character names. If you fill this in, you will be marked as a spammer. Obviously, you will need to use the second mode of storytelling from time to time.