Friday, April 11, 2014

First Stop on the Laini Taylor Tour for DREAMS OF GODS AND MONSTERS

Tuesday, 4/8/14, was Launch Day for Dreams of Gods and Monsters and author Laini Taylor was right here in Albuquerque, NM at Bookworks. Albuquerque was the first stop on her book tour! DOGAM is the third book in her Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy. Below are samples of fan art sent to Laini by readers from all over the world.

Laini gave the audience some great insights into her writing process. She said deadlines really help her. She always writes most of the book at the end.  While working on DOGAM she went to a hotel for 6 days and wrote 20,000 words. The hard part was that it took her six months to write the first 20,000 words.

She encouraged young writers not to get discouraged. Sometimes young writers assume they aren't any good because the process is so difficult. She said, the truth is that writing is just hard work and you have to learn to be tough.

Laini likes to give herself a word count for the day, usually around 1,000 words. If she makes it, she puts a sticker on her calendar. It may sound silly, but it works!

The book signing was a great event. There was cake and henna tattoos and Laini even brought along some colorful wigs. I'm the one in Blue:)

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