Sunday, January 27, 2013

Persistence of Vision Blog Tour: LK Hill Guest Post

Hi Everyone,

We're excited to be a part of LK Hill's Blog Tour for her book "Persistence of Vision".  This is the first book in her Interchron series. I recently read the book and it was great. Different from what I have read before, but highly exciting.

Need to know what this awesome book is about? Check out the following Synopsis below..

In a world where collective hives are enslaving the population and individuals have been hunted to the verge of extinction, Maggie Harper, and independent 21st Century woman, must find the strength to preserve the freedom of the future, but without the aid of her memories.

After experiencing a traumatic time loss, Maggie is plagued by a barrage of images she can't explain. When she's attacked by a creep with a spider's web tattoo, she is saved by Marcus, a man she's never met, but somehow remembers. He tells her that both he and her creepy attacker are from a future in which individuals are being murdered by collectives, and Marcus is part of the rebellion. The collectives have acquired time travel and they plan to enslave the human race throughout all of history. The flashes Maggie has been seeing are echoes of lost memories, and the information buried deep within them is instrumental in defeating the collective hives.

In order to preserve the individuality of mankind, Maggie must try to re-discover stolen memories, re-kindle friendships she has no recollection of, and wade through her feelings for the mysterious Marcus, all while dodging the tattooed assassins the collectives keep sending her way.

If Maggie can't fill the holes in her memory and find the answers to stop the collectives, the world both in her time and in all ages past and future will be doomed to enslavement in the grey, mediocre collectives. As the danger swirls around her and the collectives close in, Maggie realizes she must make a choice: stand out or fade away...

Let me introduce LK Hill with this great Guest Post on how she came up with the idea for the book.

How I Came Up With the Idea for Persistence of Vision

Persistence of Vision was really a compilation of ideas that all came together. The first chapter, where Maggie and her brother have a scary time-loss experience in Vegas is based on a true story. It happened to my sister’s ex-co-worker. She and her husband were in Vegas and stopped at a bar for a drink before dinner. They didn’t watch their drinks be mixed and woke up the next day in a stranger’s hotel room, with no memory of the interim. All kinds of scary, right?

Of course, my mind goes, “Huh. What if…” And a story is born!

I had most of the Maggie and team story line worked out after a while, but I wasn’t entirely sure where I was going with it, and I felt like it was incomplete. Like it needed something more.

Meanwhile, my final semester of college, I took a fascinating course called Literary Science Fiction, where we read mostly short stories. While I didn’t always agree with the politics of the stories, it did remind how much I love true sci-fi and why. It got me thinking about collectives and their attributes. I became obsessed with the idea of a person who is part of a collective and has been for a long time suddenly making the decision to break away. Why would he or she do that, and what would the repercussions be?

Voila! David’s character was born. I connected him to the other characters in visceral, family-tie sort of way, and everything just clicked into place. It rounded out the story nicely.

After that, it was just a matter of details and fleshing out.

If you’re struggling with your story, don’t stress about it. Think about it a lot, keep an open mind, and believe that you’ll find the right details. They’ll come to you one day like a clap of thunder, and you’ll feel like a true, creative writer.

Happy Musing, Everyone, and may we each put our most unique feet forward! Uh, you know, not literally. ;D

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  1. Thanks so much to Jen and April for hosting me here today. I had such a good time visiting! Everyone have a phenomenal weekend! :D

  2. I pondered my third book for months trying to plan the best course of action.
    That Vegas story is really scary.