Kindra’s moral compass has never pointed north, but that’s what happens when you’re raised as an assassin and a thief. At sixteen, she’s fantastic with a blade, an expert at slipping through the world unnoticed, and trapped in a life she didn’t chose. But nothing in her training prepares her for what happens when her father misses a target.
In the week-long aftermath, Kindra breaks ranks for the first time in her life. She steals documents, starts questioning who their client is and why the target needs to die, botches a second hit on her father’s target, and is nearly killed. And that’s before she’s kidnapped by a green-eyed stranger connected to a part of her childhood she’d almost forgotten.
Kindra has to decide who to trust and which side of the battle to fight for. She has to do it fast and she has to be right, because the wrong choice will kill her just when she’s finally found something worth living for.
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Guest Post with Author Erica Cameron...
Five biggest distractions from your writing.
Sometimes one of the hardest things about writing is writing. Other times there’s the rest of life to pile difficulties and distraction on. For me, these are the five biggest distractions when I’m trying to write:
1- Social media. I mean, obviously, right? The computer is where all my friends live and social media is how I talk to them! Twitter is where I get a chance to interact with the writing community and make sure I’m not completely oblivious to what’s happening in the world. Facebook keeps me in touch with family and old friends. Pinterest gives me a place to find inspiration images or collect reference images of people and places for my books. Tumblr is just really entertaining and full of pretty.
2- Research. What a lot of people who don’t write never realize is how much time is spent looking things up. On the scale of Cliff’s Notes to Ph.D. dissertation level research, I’m definitely on the Cliff’s end of the spectrum, but I still spend hours trying to figure out when they first started installing hard drives in copiers or what people who lived in a Arizona-like desert would do with their dead. It’s very easy to get lost in a black hole of research once you start looking for something. One cool article leads to a YouTube video leads to a Tumblr leads to another article and before you know it I’ve been not writing for a few hours.
3- Other people’s books. I’m a lifelong bookworm. If I were a dragon, books would be my hoard. I have more books than clothes in my closet plus eighteen feet of shelves specifically devoted to my to-be-read pile. Books are kind of my thing. I’m also not great at consuming them in pieces. Once I start reading something, I have a really hard time stopping, so it’s dangerous once I start reading a new book.
4- The business side. Day jobs and blog posts and websites and promotion and all of the things that go into supporting a career. It’s necessary, and I enjoy most of it, but it takes so much time—a lot more time than most people think—and all of the time spent doing this is time not spent writing.
5- My own brain. A lot of authors have anxiety, depression, or something similar. I’m one of them. Both come in ways, and neither manifests in the typical ways, the ways most often portrayed in movies and on TV. When both of those are combined with constant fatigue and other health problems, things get chancy. Some days it’s simply a fog that makes it hard to connect plot point A to plot point B. Sometimes it gets bad enough that even stringing together a sentence that feels coherent or worth the ink it would take to print it is impossible.
Only thing to do to get to The End is push all of that aside best I can and keep writing.
Excerpt from Assassins: Discord..
After a lifelong obsession with books, Erica Cameron spent her college years getting credit for reading and learning how to make stories of her own. Erica graduated with a double major in psychology and creative writing from Florida State University and began pursuing a career as an author.
Erica is many things but most notably the following: writer, reader, editor, dance fan, choreographer, singer, lover of musical theater, movie obsessed, sucker for romance, ex-Florida resident, and quasi-recluse. She loves the beach but hates the heat, has equal passion for the art of Salvador Dali and Venetian Carnival masks, has a penchant for unique jewelry and sun/moon décor pieces, and a desire to travel the entire world on a cruise ship. Or a private yacht. You know, whatever works.
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