Chameleon Releases Today!
"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.
What I learned writing Chameleon:
How not to headhop
Actually – I didn’t learn this while writing Chameleon, I was simply far more aware of it during the whole process.
Yes, this was my other horrible weakness. You don’t want to see the 113k monstrosity (that I still secretly love and one day vow to resurrect in – coherent prose), with approximately seventeen (17 – yes, you read that right) different points of view that all blended together. Headhopped like a troop of kangaroos.
Once my dear CP pointed out that she wouldn’t read it past chapter three because the headhopping gave her headaches… I examined it – cringed – and went over it again. So when it came time to draft Chameleon, I was hyper aware of headhopping.
Not only do I (mostly) manage to avoid headhopping now, I can spot it at 50 paces. It’s become one of my pet peeves. Basically – being aware of the trainwreck of my previous manuscript made it easier to correct headhopping in Chameleon.
At least I’m pretty sure I got it all…
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.
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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 Lynn|
|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||Elayna 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
I think we all have to learn not to head hop at some point, even if it's just recognizing the little quirks that your main character won't actually know...I think that might be harder than settling on how many POV you have. I'd kinda like to see a story around many different POVs. I think Stephen King did that in The Stand. It was a bit inundating at first but once you got to know who the characters are it got a little bit easier to follow, eventually they all ended up in the same place so I think that made it a little easier too. :)ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see more stories from KT! I love her brain! I love her heart! I love her! hehe
Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
Caring For My Veteran
I remember learning not to head hop either. I still have one story where I did it a lot and I muse about rewriting it, but not sure I ever will.ReplyDelete