Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Planning My Next Book Dedication...
But why do authors feel the need to dedicate their books?
You see, short stories are short. Some professionals can jot one off in an afternoon. Other, slower writers like me, can finish one in a few weeks.
But novels are a little different. They're longer. They explore deeper themes. The characters burrow under your skin and take up residence there while you live your life for a month, two months, a year, two years.
That dedication is your shout. That dedication is the thank you to everyone that helped you climb that mountain. It's the laugh at all those that tried to stop you. It's an acknowledgement that you've changed.
So who would you dedicate your book to?
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.