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Today, we’ve got the A-mazing Cate Dean , who will answer one of the questions authors are asked most…
Have you ever wanted to ask a favorite author how long it took to write that book? Was it easy, or did they struggle through the entire thing? As someone who has been writing since I was – okay, younger, I can give you my viewpoint.
I am a fast writer. Because I tend to visualize the entire story in my head before I even start putting anything on paper, there are times when I can barely type fast enough to keep up. I have read entire sections during editing and don’t even remember writing them.
Rest For The Wicked was like that – a lightning strike. I couldn’t type fast enough, and I literally felt like I was reading the story for the first time when I went back to edit. From the outline to finished draft it took a month to write. A long, frantic month.
I have always written fast – for me, there is no other way. I tried the “agonizing over every sentence as I wrote it” route, and it was disastrous. I got writer’s block every time I sat down, and completely stressed by the whole process.
Now I pummel my critic into submission, lock her in a closet, and let the words just fly out of my head and on to the page. Having an outline makes this an easy process – I have a rough path to follow, know where I am headed, and what I need to have in place to get there.
And yes, it’s different for every single one of us. Ask five writers, get five distinct, completely individual answers.
This writing gig can be a wild ride, and sometimes an exhausting one, but I get to do what I love – write stories that I hope you all will enjoy reading.
And now is your chance to ask me a question – about anything. :) I look forward to finding out what you want to know about the mysterious, magical process of creating a book.
Until next time – read on.
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Here’s the scoop on the book:
Claire Wiche is an ordinary woman, running her Wicca shop, The Wiche’s Broom, in an ordinary California beach town.
But Claire wasn’t always ordinary, and she isn’t quite human. She hides a secret, and a past she thought she had put behind her.
A past that is about to explode into her present.
When it does, and everyone she loves is in danger, Claire must face up to her past – and become what she left behind in order to save them.
Other books by Cate Dean:
When Walls Can Talk – A Fantasy Novella
Last Chance Jack – A Fantasy Short Story
Look for Book 2 of The Claire Wiche Chronicles, A Gathering of Angels, coming in July 2012.
Thanks Bunches, Cate! What great fun!
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