I’m always interested in reading about a writer’s process, especially someone whose novels I admire. How did they come up with the idea? How long did it take to write? How many drafts? How long to sell it? Deep down I think I really want to know that published authors all go through the same this-manuscript-really-sucks phase and possibly-this-is-the-worst-thing-I’ve-ever-written moment just like I do.
Today I read a post (an old one actually) by Laini Taylor, author of much buzzed about YA book DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE. She talks about the process that brought about the book. It’s a lovely tale about allowing books that need to be written. Laini has moved shop now and can be found on her new blog here
Another post I read recently comes from the wonderful Holly Black. In it, she details how she wrote BLACK HEART, detailing her daily word counts over the course of six months or so. Read it!
Any ‘road to publication’ posts out there that you find inspiring? Let me know!