Break out the time machines and holograms, it’s sci-fi month here on my blog. Twice a week I’ll be interviewing science fiction authors. Be sure to catch them all!
Today Kerry Tolan, author of "Tracks", the Dancer series, and "Waiting Weapon", is my special guest. Thanks for stopping by, Kerry!
What was the most difficult part of the writing process for you?
Lately, it's getting started on a new novel's first draft. There are a lot of distractions in life, including holding down a day job and various online games, that it's difficult to sit down and simply write.
What is your favorite part of the writing process?
Working the third draft of a work-in-progress. This is where I splash in the improved descriptions and give my characters a bit more freedom, as well as do my best word-smithing.
How do you get in the mood to write science fiction? Any special music, snacks or other rituals?
First, I'll do my usual cycle of stops at writing forums and such to get going, with Pandora playing epic music in the background.
Tell us about your sci-fi novel in 25 words or less.
The Dancer series is about the struggles of an alien young woman whose race is in upheaval thanks to human intervention.
THIS or THAT?
Jules Vern or Isaac Asimov?
Dr. Mureau or Dr. Frankenstein?
Close Encounters of the Third Kind or Men In Black?
Men in Black
Aliens or Robots?
Where can we learn more about your books?