CHAMELEON has been released and I’m pleased to welcome K.T. Hanna!
“Wow! A fast-paced, science fiction delight with fabulous action, a seamless world, and the most unique characters I’ve read in a long time.” Elana Johnson, Author of the Possession Series.
I asked K.T. to tell us one thing she learned while writing Chameleon. Take it away, K.T.!
What I learned writing Chameleon:
First drafts are nothing like final drafts
Even with all the preparation I do – the research, the development, and then the detailed chapter by chapter plotting? My first drafts are far from finished. The amount of development that comes after that initial draft, taking all the criticism into account, and honing the finer details of the story – it takes a lot of work.
Put in that work, and you start to see it really take shape.
I’ve realized that I tend to get the plot, world, and characters out in basic form. When I go through edits, I round those characters out, add intricacies to the plot, and well – let’s face it – a whole lot of sensory too. Sensory is probably my major weakness in a fresh draft. There are so many levels to sensory, that it gets its own what I learned.
The amazing thing is, that I’ve had to go back over the second book recently. It was still in first draft mode, and I could see the improvement in my own writing. But you know what’s exciting? I’m not done with learning or growing as a writer, and I can’t wait to create more first drafts that need all the fine tuning possible.
So tell us a little bit about Chameleon, K.T.!
When Sai’s newly awoken psionic powers accidentally destroy her apartment complex, she’s thrown into an intensive training program. Her only options are pass or die.
Surviving means proving her continued existence isn’t a mistake–a task her new mentor, Bastian, takes personally. Her abilities place her in the GNW Enforcer division, and partners her with Domino 12, who is eerily human for an alien-parasite psionic hybrid.
After eliminating an Exiled scientist, she discovers nothing is what it seems. With each mission more perilous, Sai must figure out who to trust before her next assignment becomes her last.
Amazon | Kobo | iBooks | IndieBound
If you’d like a signed physical copy, Watermark Books has them in stock.
BE PART OF THE CELEBRATION!
We’re having a blog hop, and an e-card & mega swag Rafflecopter giveaway!
The blog hop stops are noted below. Each day has a different theme and you can find out about the process, the idea, and the evolution of Chameleon, and even a bit about K.T. by visiting each blog, when their posts go live.
|Fun facts about the book||What I learned writing Chameleon||Author Interviews||The world of Chameleon||The Evolution of Chameleon|
|Manuel Soto||Marlo Berliner||Leatrice McKinney||Rebecca Enzor||Patricia Lynne|
|J Elizabeth Hill||Stacey Trombley||Dawn Allen||Sharon Johnston||Bex Montgomery|
|E.L. Wicker||JC Davis||Suzanne van Rooyen||Mandy Baxter||Madelyn Dyer|
|Jessie Mullins||Andrew Patterson||Heather Rebel||Jessica Therrien||Carissa Taylor|
|Emma Adams||Lady Jai||Elyana Noreme||Kendra Young|
I’m giving away e-cards of your choice from B&N, iTunes, & Amazon – one to the value of $25, and three to the value of $10! Each prize includes a swag pack of a magnet, sticker, bookmark, postcard, and mousepad!
About the Author
KT Hanna has a love for words so extreme, a single word can spark entire worlds.
Born in Australia, she met her husband in a computer game, moved to the U.S.A. and went into culture shock. Bonus? Not as many creatures specifically out to kill you.
When she’s not writing, she freelance edits for Chimera Editing, interns for a NYC Agency, and chases her daughter, husband, corgis, and cat. No, she doesn’t sleep. She is entirely powered by the number 2, caffeine, and beef jerky.
Note: Still searching for her Tardis