Monday, August 27, 2012
I'm participating in Camp this summer. I have to say, that sticking to writing every single day in order to finish a 50,000 word novel is pretty time consuming and hard. I made the mistake of going into this with just the barest of outlines. Over the course of writing I've had a major shift in both the outlook of the characters as well as ideas about their relationship and how it changes. But due to the fast pace of Camp, you really can't go back and make those changes until you're done with the first draft. This is both frustrating and liberating. The first draft will need extensive editing, but by golly, I'll have 50,000 words to edit!
Aidee Ladnier, an award-winning author of speculative fiction, began writing at twelve years old but took a hiatus to be a magician’s assistant, ride in hot air balloons, produce independent movies, collect interesting shoes, fold origami, send ping pong balls into space, and amass a secret file with the CIA. A lover of genre fiction, it has been a lifelong dream of Aidee's to write both romance and erotica with a little science fiction, fantasy, mystery, or the paranormal thrown in to add a zing.