Monday 8 April 2013

A Riveting Affair Blog Tour


10 Things I Wish I Knew About Being an Author I Didn’t Know Before:

From Patricia Eimer

1.) Get a hobby. I mean another hobby. Because suddenly your hobby has become your job and if you're not careful you'll become a workaholic and that's not fun. And isn't that what this all is about?

2.) Social media is your friend. Or your stalker. I guess it depends on how you look at things. I think of it as a rather persistent and clingy friend.

3.) On the Eighth Day God may have rested but Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were busy creating the miracle of spellcheck and therefore earning themselves a place in Heaven.

From Candace Havens

1. That writing is addictive. It takes over your life. As soon as I finish one book, I can't wait to get to the next.

2. I always have characters talking in my head. I never expected that. They are especially loud when I'm trying to sleep. I used to think people who had voices in their head were crazy, but now -- not so much.

3. That I need to keep track of character traits. I can never, ever remember eye or hair color. I still haven't found a good organizational tool for this, but I'm on the hunt.

4. Writing is the best therapy. Everything I feel goes on a page. Mad at the husband, I kill a bad guy violently. Tired of the boss, one of my heroines will kick some butt. Dog eats my Gerber daisies (She just did this) I smash someone's face in. Man, I sound kind of violent. I always said I had a dark side. :)

From Lily Lang

1. You write a first draft. Then you make it a second draft. Then maybe a third draft. Then your editor sees it, and there's another draft. And another one. UNTIL THE END OF TIME.

2. In first pass edits, you will defend that comma/adverb/etc. to the death. By the 10th edit, you don't care anymore.

3. Writing never gets easier (dammit).

rivetingaffaircoverA Riveting Affair is an anthology of three different steampunk short stories written by three different authors.

Beauty and the Clockwork Beast by Lily Lang

The Clockwork Bride by Patricia Eime

Demon Express by Candace Haven




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