Blog Hop: Chameleon by K.T. Hanna
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:
Taking on criticism and separating what will enhance your story and what will change it
Taking criticism is always a delicate balance. You need to juggle what you want your story to be with what others suggest to enhance it. It’s sort of like going outside of the story in your head, and looking down on it with as fresh eyes as possible.
For me, I always found it easiest if I digested the feedback for about twenty-four hours, or at least over night. Sleeping on it, always gave me a better perspective. Because, let’s face it, upon receiving even constructively critical feedback the instinctual reaction is to say: NO! It’s my story! Never!
Now I’m pretty good at taking feedback. I do one of two things after processing it.
1) I either go: damn, they’re right, it would be so much better if a, b, c…
2) I go – hmmm that’s wrong, they read it wrong. So, what can I do to make sure that what I intended this section to convey comes across?
Both 1 & 2 lead me to improving my story. Taking on feedback and incorporating it in my world because I know it will improve it, is a great thing. And because that world lives in my head, I know it better than anyone else. Sometimes this means that I haven’t communicated what I know in the right way and so it’s very possible (and probable) that others may misread, or just be confused. These parts also need fixing, but not necessarily changing.
In a nutshell – taking criticism has become a balancing act for me. Between knowing what will make my story stronger, and what portions of my writing I need to strengthen in order to better express the book I’m aiming to put out there.
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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If you’d like a signed physical copy, Watermark Books has them in stock.
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