The Next Big Thing Blog Hop is a way for authors to tell you about the story they're currently working on. They answer ten questions about their current story, link back to the person who tagged them, and then tag several new authors. This allows readers the ability to "hop" from blog to blog learning all about the various authors and their up coming books.
First off, thanks to Graeme Brown, who tagged me in his post, allowing me to participate in this wonderful event. Go check out his blog on fantasy writing.
Now, my answers to the ten questions:
1: What is the working title of your book?
2: Where did the idea come from for the book?
The idea for my book started with a specific scene. I started free writing, and the scene that I typed out was of two boys investigating a mysterious alleyway in the middle of a city. As the characters took shape, I allowed them to go exploring and I allowed my creative side to fill in what was happening to them.
3: What genre does your book come under?
My book is young adult, urban fantasy.
4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I honestly don't know. Though, if it ever is made into a movie, I'd want to pick actors that are relatively unheard of, that way they can become associated with my story. The same way Daniel Radcliffe will always be associated with Harry Potter.
5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A teenager loves his family and friends; how far will he go to protect then?
6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?
My book is currently unpublished. I'm not sure yet whether I'll pursue a traditional route or self-publish.
7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
It took me about six months to type up the first draft.
8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
This is a tough one. The truth is I wouldn't compare my story to others. However, if I had to, I'd say it's similar to Gregor the Overlander, Harry Potter, and The Chronicles of Narnia.
9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?
When I wrote the very first scene, it just came to me as I was writing, but I didn't decide to make it into a full length novel until a friend of mine told me that she really enjoyed the few pages I had written.
10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Reader's might find it interesting that much of the vocabulary used by members of the Verndari is Icelandic.
Thanks for visiting my blog. Now, here's the authors I've decided to tag: