The past week or so I started finding the extra time, as summer started winding down and the kids prepared to go back to school, to inch back into a blogging groove. Maybe you noticed. I began getting out there again. I’m trying to visit blogs and keep up with mine while still maintaining a life and write. Tall order, I know. Because I was getting out, I actually noticed when Kristy K. James tagged me in Week 7 of The Next Big Thing. I also enjoyed Emmie Mears’ post 5 X-Men It Would Really Suck To Be. Where am I going with this and what do these two things have to do with each other? I’m getting to that.
Even though I’m still editing The Bringer Trilogy, I thought you might have heard enough of that and may want to hear about something else I’ve been working on. Something I might liken to some seriously horrid X-Men abilities. As Emmie points out, having a mutant power isn’t always cool. So what is The Next Big Thing you ask? It is a weekly post where tagged authors answer questions about one of their WIPs. I hope you enjoy my short interview:
Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing:
What is the working title of your book?
Where did the idea come from for the book?
Believe it or not, I was sitting in traffic on my way home from Comic Con last year, thinking about how I only seem to get one to three months life out of light bulbs and batteries in my house and how my car alarm refused to work for me for a full 24 hour period earlier that year, stranding me at home. That was the kernel from which the idea blossomed about a girl who had the ability to short out electrical items. Of course, it’s never as simple as just that, now is it?
What genre does your book fall under?
Science Fiction/Paranormal Romance
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Ellie has a sort of innocence to her. Or, maybe looks are deceiving. I see someone like Amy Adams in her role, or maybe even Deborah Ann Woll. As for the male of interest in the story, I must admit I was thinking of Jensen Ackles when I named him Dean. LOL. I see Masi Oka as Chung, the analyst that attaches himself to Ellie for reasons she will later discover.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Rogue meets Bishop in a young naive girl being wooed by hunky neighbor, Dean Winchester, and hunted by a secret company, responsible for her father’s disappearance many years ago.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Good question. That’s one I am still considering.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I can’t answer that question yet. But, I feel safe saying it will be a lot quicker than any of The Bringer Trilogy books took me.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I know they are out there. Outside of any actual mutant series, I can’t think of one off the top of my head. I’m picturing one, but can’t remember the name to google it. Don’t you hate that? Questions like these always make me freeze up, too. That’s something I’m working at overcoming. Sigh.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
The idea that sparked it is what inspired me to write it. Why now? After RWA, I started developing a more thought out marketing plan as far as the order of my projects. I understand there should be a logical build in readership, if I am able to put out a good story. So, I bumped “Unintentional Angel” back and moved “Nulled” forward to use it in that building process.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Ellie was a mistake and unexpected. Her father was engineered for a purpose. The company wants her. Wants to control her. They have no idea what they created. Neither does she.
Tag! You’re it:
***Answer the ten questions about your current WIP (Work In Progress)
***Tag five other writers/bloggers and add their links so we can hop over and meet them.
~It’s that simple.
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