This is the stuff you hope for… Ten questions to tell the world about what you’re working on, how you see it, and why. Another great author tagged me on this and to participate I have 10 questions to answer, then tag five more great authors to talk about their work in progress! LUCKY ME, lucky you, lucky us. So, here goes my turn, check in with these five amazing authors next week to see what they are up to as well!! Patricia Terrell, Shelia Lytle, Sarah Lazowski, Annie Maro Slanina, and Lisa Cody.
What is the working title of your book? Through the Oracle’s Mist
Where did the idea come from for the book? It started as an original storyline for a character I roleplay for another author. It grew and developed over time and became the ‘go to’ story on my page. Each time I returned to it, it took on a new aspect, a new dynamic and the fans seemed to love the developments. I had people asking for sneak peeks or ask when I would come back to it. My inbox on Facebook would explode before and after a new post, asking or demanding that I do or not do what they thought was coming next. I started researching for more involved and developed posts for this storyline and the fans kept asking for more. The notion of taking it straight from that page to print seemed to be a conflict to me with what I agreed to as a roleplayer, so I sat back and thought if I flipped the point of view and added the pieces that were only vague references along the way that I could make it publishable. I started working on flipping the story. It had been mine all along, but now I needed to see it from the other side. The folks who knew this was happening? Honestly I wouldn’t call them rabid, but greater support I would argue has seldom been seen. I had a cover and a fan made video for the tale before I had it half done. The support has been a whirlwind and I can honestly say my biggest fear is meeting the dreams and expectations of everyone who has been so supportive and excited along the way.
What genre does your book fall under? Probably paranormal romance, or fantasy romance.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? Wow, that is a hard question. The female lead in my mind has always been Jennifer Garner. The dynamics and changing roles of the female would require someone who can morph into many personalities and times through history. The male? Honestly, because of how the story started, have never been able to see anyone in the role but me. An actor? No idea.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? Learning the price you are willing to pay living forever.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? Iwould love to have a publisher take this and let it fly, but they would have to love the work as much as I or I would have to seriously consider the self-publication route.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? It was so fragmented, I would estimate two years.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? I see so many influences in the story overall, I don’t know who I would compare to. I have some amazing authors that I hope to emulate, if I succeeded remains to be seen.
Who or What inspired you to write this book? Definitely the fans of my roleplay character. I was working on something else completely and this took the front seat because of them.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? It is fiction, but also non-fiction as it has bits of actual history and factual accounts in it. I think that makes it interesting and relatable.
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