Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Guest Post and Giveaway: Welcome K.A. Emmons!

People often ask me what my favorite thing about writing is - actually, I think most writers get this question a good deal, and there’s a lot of different responses.

There are many things to love about writing (not that I’m biased or anything). “The writing process” as we all know consists of lots of tea (or in my case, coffee), hours spent indoors by a window listening to soundtracks in the heavenly light, and finally publishing whatever it is you’re working on and watching your lovely book climb to the top of the New York Times best sellers list.

What? I can have ideals, can’t I?

But really, there’s so much to the “process”... the dreaming, the lying awake at night with this story bubbling over inside you, just bursting to get out into the world. The hours of writing, and editing, and proofreading. The many technical aspects of publishing.

There’s so much to it. And yet, when I’m asked what I love about writing books and stories - what my favorite thing about it is, none of these practical things spring to mind.

I’ve often described writing as “chasing euphoria” and I think that would have to be my favorite part. The feelings and emotions and *joy* that come with writing a good book and telling a good story. There’s something so powerful in words - something like dynamite. Something that reaches out and touches our lives and the lives of those who read it.

I love to say “words are more than words” because it’s true. Words can take us anywhere and everywhere. They can introduce us to new ideas - new worlds, in which we are the kings and the queens of a promised land. Words transport us. Words teach us. Words change us.

Words in fact, are infinite. And so as an author, the empowered feeling I get - the sheer joy I get when I sit down in the morning with a cup of coffee to write is immeasurable. And that’s my favorite part of writing.

And I think there’s such a lesson to be learned from the joy writing can bring both the writer and the reader, and that is the fact that our words are important. They are vitally important. Whether you are a writer of fiction, or a blogger, or even someone who posts on social media - what we write, what we put out into the world has the ability to make an impact on someone’s life for the better.

Words are more than words. Use them wisely.

When she’s not hermiting away in her colorfully-painted home office writing her next science fiction, passionate story-teller and adventurer Kate Emmons is probably on the road for a surf or hiking trip, listening to vinyls, or going for a power run. Emmons’ debut novel The Blood Race is the first book in her YA science fiction/fantasy thriller series. Get connected with Kate on your favorite social platform, and be sure to check out her website!

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Thanks for visiting the blog, Kate, and congratulations on your release of World's Beneath! You can win a copy of Kate's first book in The Blood Race Series below:

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What's your favorite thing about writing? How have authors like Kate inspired you and your books?


1 comment

  1. Kate just HAS a way with words that astounds me every time, and I love reading whatever she writes. There is such a refreshing style to her writing!