Friday, November 9, 2012

The Next Big Thing! Meme

It's the week of blog memes at Writing Belle! I got tagged by my fabulous NA Sister, Victoria Smith, from her blog in the The Next Big Thing! meme. We're supposed to talk about the book we're working on for release, so here's a little Q&A with myself about the novel. 

Age 12/13. When I was writing the original draft.
Where did the idea come from for the book? 
To be fair, I have two WIPs. I'm not sure which one will reach publication first. My first book, the working title being Bound by Blood, is a dystopian spin on a Russian legend. I got the idea for it when I was in Middle School and it never left me. I've written the story about 40 times since, I just haven't found the right voice yet for the narrative. The second book doesn't have a working title (yet!) and it details the adventure and romance of one girl struggling for survival after the world as we know it comes to an end. 

Chris Hemsworth
What actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? 
My leading man for for both books  could easily be Chris Hemsworth. When I first saw that actor I was like, "He's the guy from my novel!" The actress for my female lead in Bound by Blood could be Jennifer Lawrence. The other book could be Mandy Moore. 

Mandy Moore
Will your book be self-published or will you be represented by an agency?
Self-published! I self published my first book, Snappy Social Networking, and it was so much fun that I plan to do it with my fictional escapades, too. 

How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript? 
About three months for Bound by Blood. For the second MS, I'm still working on it but I assume it will be about one month. Maybe two. 

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? 
Hmm. I would compare Bound by Blood to Enclave, by Ann Aguirre. The second MS could be compared to Jeyn Roberts Dark Inside, but without the supernatural element. Replace that with a romantic element. *grins* 

Now I'm going to pass this meme on to some great writer/bloggers whom have either been published in the past or are about to be! 

Emily Curran is the author of an upcoming novel called Finding Cassilia, a New Adult modern retelling of Cinderella. It comes out on November 19th and I am so excited to read it. Check out Emily at Booksy Cup

Summer Day is the author of many modern retellings of classics, such as Pride and Princesses and Wuthering Nights. Her newest novel, Truly, is based on yet another classic. Visit Summer at her blog


  1. A great answers my friend and TWO books wow. Go sister! That Cinderella retelling sounds really interesting from your friend. Ill have to check that out :D


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