Island of Exiles by Erica Cameron Author Secrets!
“What motivates you to write even when you don’t feel up to it?”
Deadlines and the expectations of my friends and editors. When I know people are waiting for chapters of a draft or the latest edit, it’s that external pressure that helps push me through the blegh-brain days. There are more of those than is good for productivity, but I manage to make it through most of the time without too many missed deadlines.
“What’s the best scene you’ve ever written?”
Each scene has a purpose, so I love all of them, but the scenes that stick with me longest are the ones including key character moments. The deepening of a relationship. A moment of epiphany. Life-altering heartbreak. Those are the scenes that I love the most, and they’re usually the ones that are the hardest to write, too.
“What book have you read that somehow changed your life and how?”
So many books have impacted me in a memorable way, but the biggest single moment was the Twilight series. It wasn’t just the books, it was the fandom and the friends it introduced me to. This series and the events in my life that followed it are what started me writing and, possibly more importantly, what kept it from being a passing fancy. In a roundabout way, Twilight is how and why I wrote ISLAND OF EXILES.
Island of Exiles by Erica Cameron is out TODAY!