Friday, October 12, 2012

WIP Blog Hop

I should announce this, I don't do blog hops. I don't talk about my book very often... at all as a matter of fact. But, when one of my two best friends (Heather Jacobs, her website is here) tags me, I really had to. Plus, she made me want to do it. This will be a good year for the both of us. I won't make you read a long drawn out thing so let's get to it.

The rules are:
  1. Answer the 10 questions below about your WIP on your blog/website.
  2. Tag 5 other writers/authors/bloggers.
  3. Add their links so we can “hop” over and meet them.

1. What is the working title of your book?
Shadow Awakening

Where did the idea for the book come from?
I really hesitate to tell the truth because of this:
I did dream of my main character. But, the dream only lasted long enough for what would be Chapter 1 of my book. From there, I made everything up from living in my imagination. In my edits, Chapter 1 got completely cut. So, in essence, my book came completely from my imagination. It only started in a dream.

What genre does your book fall under?
Oh, well, this is where it gets tricky. I've used the general blanket of fantasy. I've also said paranormal romance. But this is not Twilight.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I can't pick the female lead. It's downright impossible. But, I do have a story board of random photos found on the internet. Only three famous people have made it. I have particular looks, not people that fit my characters.

For my male lead we've got two canidates, James McAvoy (there are several moments that fit for him) and Jamie Bell (it's only the last picture that fits for Jamie Bell):

It's the harshness in the looks. It's the way they look like they hold a secret, in a way trapped within themselves. The counter male lead has been stolen by one picture:

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
I don't like this question. To find herself, Lani must transcend who she is and leave her present and visit the past.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I queried around a while ago. I got some bites. But, after discovering and exploring the indie world, I decided this was the place for me.

How long did it take to write your first draft of your manuscript?
I'm really not sure. The years tend to blend together for me. Things start and then get set aside. I believe I started it in one year and finished it two years later. But in days spent writing? I probably, in all, spent about three months.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
It fully encompasses pretty much all the fantastical creatures, and of course, I'd like to say it's unlike any story in it's genre, but I am sure there is a book out there that is close to it. I just haven't found it yet.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I'm really not sure. I just like writing. I enjoy creating worlds and characters. In all honesty, I think it was Twilight that did it. I read the romance and I did get caught up in it. But, when it was all done I thought that I could create something more real.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
It's odd, I don't like really talking about it. It's not like I don't want to share it... because I do. I just don't think it's quite ready. I refused a while ago to write love triangles, but there is some semblance of one in my book. Rarely anything is at it seems, and everyone has their own secrets. The rules of time are bent, and the rules of love are broken.

Now... who to "tag"? (I've added links once they've done their Blog hop posts!)
I guess if I wanted to asked anyone about their stuff, it'd be Stephen Moran, Mark Brassington, Melody Kaufmann, Imran Siddiq, and finally Rayne Hall. (I know some of your have pubbed, so therefore, maybe your first book.)

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