Welcome to the world of YA Author Rendezvous! Below you will find a post by Michelle Lynn on the process of writing, a little about her novel, Dawn of Rebellion, plus an awesome rafflecopter giveaway!
The Process… By: Michelle Lynn
Ever hear someone talk about “The Writing Process”? It was probably some professor, right? Or a bestselling author trying to sound sophisticated? I don’t like that phrase because, to me, writing in itself is not a process. Sure all the other stuff surrounding the writing consists of steps and “must-dos.”. But I don’t sit at my computer every day and follow steps. It’s more of a hodge podge, miss matched bag of tricks. I open my laptop and stick my hand in, never quite sure what I’m going to pull out. Creativity can’t be forced. The imagination doesn’t have rules. Not all authors fit in a box.
This “process” that people refer to is what comes after the writing. The editing. More editing. The cover design. The publishing. The marketing. If we weren’t all crazy to begin with, it would make us insane. They say that insanity is doing something over and over and expecting different results. Well, most of us writers will never be able to do it full time. Yet we keep plowing through an unforgiving process. We spend months, sometimes years working on a single book. My first series, the Dawn of Rebellion trilogy, took me two years to complete.
There IS hope – sanity in this world does exist! Well, a special kind of sanity anyways. We just have to find it. The Austin Powers fan in me wants to call it my author mojo. I’ve been lucky enough to find it in my fellow authors. My friends at the Young Adult Author Rendezvous, a writer’s group on Facebook, help me make sense of this world. They have quickly become my reviewers, my beta readers, my editors, my cheerleaders, my critics, and my friends. I get so much of my inspiration from their books. One of the largest parts of my process (man, I still hate that word) is reading. Every. Single. Day.
I am an author but I’m also a reader. I’m a fangirl. I’ve read a lot of books of all genres. Very few have touched me as much as many of the books from YAAR. I could not be the writer I am without them. My process (gag) would not be complete.
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Dawn of Rebellion is the first in a trilogy about two sisters, Dawn and Gabby, trying to find their way and their family in a desperate future. In this first book, they encounter the forces of British occupation and the seeds of rebellion in a land formerly known as America.
When faced with the possibility of losing her sister, Dawn must find the strength to overcome anything that is thrown in her way. With the help of some unlikely friends, she travels to a wild land and faces enormous obstacles at every turn. From barbaric people to the wild animals that roam the land, this adventure is much more than Dawn bargained for…but it’s for her sister and she won’t let her down.
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