The Next Big Thing
‘The Next Big Thing’ Blog-tag
Thank you to Rock Star Stacey Graham for tagging me!
On to the questions:
It’s actually pretty set in stone, as far as the publishing world goes. It’s called AUSTENSIBLY ORDINARY.
2 Where did the idea come from for the book?
This book is actually a follow-up to AUSTENTATIOUS, which came out at the beginning of this year. None of the characters are the same–only the magical journal links the two books. I guess I didn’t want to let go of that magical journal, channeling the romantically-inclined spirit of Jane Austen, just quite yet.
3 What genre does your book fall under?
Chick-lit or light women’s fiction with a hint of paranormal.
4 Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Emma Stone as Cate Kendall and Lee Pace as Ethan Chavez.
5 What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Sometimes a magical journal isn’t the weirdest thing in your life.
6 Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
It will be published January 29, 2013 by Kensington Books. Two hundred years and ONE DAY after Pride and Prejudice was first published!
7 How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
It was crazy-fast for me–only about three months.
8 What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Well, AUSTENTATIOUS. Austenland or Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale. Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman (although this is YA).
9 Who or What inspired you to write this book?
Jane Austen, of course. I love her classic novels, and all the retellings and spin-offs as well. I thought it would be fun to imagine her spirit, alive and kicking, offering up romantic advice in modern-day Austin, Texas.
10 What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
There’s a paranormal element, wrapped inside a paranormal element…
If I’ve piqued your interest, there is an ARC of AUSTENSIBLY ORDINARY up for grabs on Goodreads! The deadline is Nov 3rd!
Now I’m going to tag the following wonderful writers:
Please visit their blogs. They will be publishing their answers to the same questions on Monday, November 5th.
Message for the tagged authors and interested others:
Rules of The Next Big Thing
***Use this format for your post
***Answer the ten questions about your current WIP (Work In Progress)…I chose my latest release, because that’s what’s on my mind right now!
***Tag five other writers/bloggers and add their links so we can hop over and meet them.
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?
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Include the link of who tagged you and this explanation for the people you have tagged.
Piece of advice: Line up your five people in advance.