So we got to interview Cait Marie about her upcoming book release. She gave us a behind the scenes to share with you, our readers.
Time to talk about what goes on behind the writing and how The Lost Legends came to be. Some of the most frequent questions I get are…
“Where do all the story ideas come from?” The idea for The Lost Legends came from a dream, as cliche as that sounds. I’ve always had really random dreams that I thought would make good movies or books. Well, I had a dream that I was a princess sailing with pirates to look for a group of fae called the Nihryst. In the dream, it was actually the Night Court from the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. To make it my own, I completely removed the fae element, which was the only similarity to that series. Most of the original idea is still there though.
The biggest difference is that it was originally just about Ada looking for the Nihryst in the one book. Then, I added Shane’s POV for myself to know what happened in the kingdom while Ada was gone. Shane’s story not only helped develop the first book but helped create a bigger story arc for what’s now going to be a trilogy. In fact, as of right now, Shane will have more chapters in book two than Ada.
“How long did it take you to write The Lost Legends? What were those writing habits like?” It took me a little over three months to write the first draft, but there wasn’t a lot of consistent writing. There were weeks that I didn’t touch it. I wrote 30,000 words the first week… I go through writing binges; I will write 10,000 words in a couple days, then nothing for a while. That’s actually something I need to work on.
“Where did the inspiration come from?”
A mashup of a bunch of things. I love Disney, I love the story of Robin Hood, and I love Pirates of the Caribbean. To write, I created a Pinterest board and playlist. I made a few aesthetic boards as well, which I’ll share below.
The Lost Legends is now available on Amazon! Get your copy here!
About the Author
Cait Marie has been obsessed with books her entire life. The love of writing didn’t hit until 2017. Since then, she has held multiple positions within Coffee House Writers, including C.O.O., Advertising Supervisor, Editor, and Writer. In 2018, she used her passion for reading to create Functionally Fictional. In 2019, she joined the indie staff of YA Books Central as a reviewer and then Indie Assistant Blogger. Cait graduated with honors in 2019 from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, and she is currently enrolled in their Master of Fine Arts program. She lives in Indiana, where she freelance edits and provides a variety of other author services. When she’s not writing or reading, she can usually be found watching Disney movies or Brooklyn Nine-Nine, creating bullet journal spreads, or singing along to various soundtracks and showtunes.
We are so thrilled that Michael has joined us again. He has been with us for everything we have done so far, both Faery Footprints and Under the Mists. His writing is definitely worth the read.
Michael Walters currently lives in northern New York where he teaches robotics and physics at a local university. He publishes a haiku a day on his blog to keep his creative side active while doing all that heavy science. He has plans to release his first novel, Fallen From Mercy in October 2019, if his cats let him.
So… I am finally back on track. Today I am going to introduce the amazing KT Seto.
K.T. Seto has been creating all of her life and focused on becoming a published author for the past 3 years. She can’t remember when she started creating. She comes from a family of creators. She said that Debbie at Sacred Rebels convinced me to try and put my work into the world. When asked why she chose to be an indie author, her response was “Because the market has changed and the only way to be seen in a crowded field is to prove you can do it yourself first.” Currently she has stories published online in Write of Passion Literary Journal, Dragon’s Within- Claiming her Wings (available on Amazon) We asked for her links, only to be told the website is down right now, but the url is: http://www.ktseto.com
When asked what she does for fun, or if she has hobbies, KT responded “I paint in oils and sculpt in wire, bake, I read everything and crochet.” KT lives less than two dozen miles from the capital of the United States. She is a loving mother and grandmother.
When asked about how she deals with writer’s block, KT had this to say. “Yes I have it Often. I manage by immersing myself in something different until I get itchy to write again.”
Serena has been a constant in our anthologies so far. She wrote a story for Under The Mists and poetry for Faery Footprints. We are so happy to present Serena again.
Serena Mossgraves is a twisted faery with the urge to scare the unwitting reader. Her dark tales of nightmares excite the unwary. She has been seen prowling around looking for new tales to twist and share. She is an avid reader who has always enjoyed the more gothic settings. If you are not afraid to seek her out she is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/serenitysfall and will gladly visit with you there.