Hi, I’m author SF Benson! Thanks, Tricia for inviting me to guest post on your blog today.
I just completed by third National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) project. I hit 50,000 plus midway through the month. This year’s NaNoWriMo went a lot smoother than last year’s and definitely better than the first year.
What changed? My plan of attack. In 2014, I attempted to plan. I spent a couple of months trying to figure out how to write a first draft combined with how to plan my story. I spent so much time planning I nearly didn’t start on November 1st. Last year, I planned but it wasn’t well thought out. I loved my story premise and went with it. Needless to say, the story is sitting on the shelf waiting to be completely rewritten. I figured I must really be a pantser and gave up the notion of planning.
This year, I decided that I’d write the rough draft for the fourth book in my Dystopian series. I knew what I wanted to write about (my story premise), developed a real outline for the plot, and gave myself real daily targets (two writing sessions per day of a minimal 1667 words). I must say, I was so excited to write Asher Jones’ story that I had no problem getting the words done.
Restore: the Alliance Chronicles, Book 4 is scheduled for a September 2017 release.
Have you started the series?
The United States has fallen.
Creativity is banned.
A government-mandated vaccine which totally blocks creativity.
It’s 2025 and the country is run by a group of scientists and technologists. Tru Shepard, a soon-to-be seventeen-year-old, wants to avoid the vaccine. Without self-expression, Tru would rather die. Zared Aoki has his own secrets. He wants Tru’s help exposing the plans of a corrupt, domineering government. In exchange, he’ll help her avoid the vaccine. Failure is not an option. Tru refuses to live a colorless, dull existence.
Ten days. That’s all the time Tru has. Lies and secrets make up her world. Is she ready to learn the truth?
A teen and young adult dystopian full of suspense.
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Zared Aoki saved a life, and he took a life in a matter of mere minutes, seconds. What choice did he have? It all comes down to choice. Choose to live. Choose to die. Choose to love. Zared’s choice is to rescue the love of his life, Tru Shepard, despite the warrant for his own death. Tru’s choices are limited. Marry a man she despises or face death. Zared holds the fate of mankind in his hand, the SIM card, and everyone wants it. Is love enough to risk it all?
A prequel novella, Release, will be published in January 2017. I’ll be revealing the cover next month!
In April 2017, Rebel: the Alliance Chronicles, Book 3 will be released.
Finally, I’ll be releasing a paranormal duology, the Hearts Duo, in February and May next year! Cursed Hearts is a Young Adult romance between a succubus and a vampire. Blessed Hearts is a New Adult romance with an incubus.
For more information about what I’m writing, check out my website: http://authorsfbenson.com/
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Thanks for having me on your blog, Tricia!
A note from Tricia... I met SF Benson at Utopia a year and a half ago and we were able to meet up this year at Penned Con! SF is a fun, sweet, wonderful person! She also features authors on her blog!