There are a couple cool book trailer contests online. I just discovered that my trailer’s been nominated for Best Sci-Fi/Distopian over at Parajunkee. There are some cool prizes, so I’m calling upon my awesome army to go HERE to vote for CassaStar’s trailer. (Be sure to check out some of the other categories as well.) Spunk on a Stick’s Tips is also hosting a book trailer contest. Many of you have some cool trailers, so be sure to enter before December 31st.
Now for the final round of naked answers…
From Vicki Rocho - With all that manic writing, are you brushing and flossing like you should be?
I always brush and floss!
From Susan Fields - How many revisions of CassaStar did you go though?
Dozens upon dozens…
From Powered Toast Man - When you were younger did you ever worry about getting an erection when you went to the doctor for a physical?
No, more to the point, I worried about the 65-year-old doctor getting an erection…
From Talli Rolland - What has been the most helpful thing anyone has said to you about the whole publishing process - after you've been published?
Don’t stop promoting.
From Lynda Young - How'd you pick your names for your characters?
The names of the two main characters were from the original manuscript, so I don’t remember their origins. For the others, I spent an hour brainstorming unique but simple names and then matched them to characters.
From Abby Minard - How long did it take you to write CassaStar?
The first draft – almost a year! Revisions took another six months.
From Ali - Byron is a very complex man with a lot of internal history and cause & effect. How did you build him as a character? Did you model him after someone you know (or yourself)? Or did you build him layer by layer through revisions?
Byron is definitely not me! I just took the original character, created his background, and filled in other details until I felt I knew him well. Most of his layers came before I began writing the story.
From Enid - How do you find twists in a story?
I look for the shouts. (Don’t twists and shouts always go together?)
Don't forget to go HERE to vote for CassaStar’s trailer!