Wednesday, December 05, 2012

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

I was recently tagged by to participate in The Next Big Thing, where authors answer ten questions about their current works in progress. If you haven’t read Greg Lilly’s post about what he’s working on now, jump over to his blog to take a look. 

In turn, I tagged two excellent writers for next week’s posts. Olyn Warfield: “Newcomer O. Warfield's storytelling in rhymes follows the escapades of Doberman Omar Blue and his pack in her two books, Omar Blue and K-9 Town, USA and Led By An Eagle, and Sapphire Phelan: Dark heroes and heroines with bite...sink your teeth into a romance by Sapphire Phelan today. Her current release is an erotic urban fantasy The Witch And The Familiar is “A sexy, erotic twist on the apocalyptic battle between good and evil.” Watch for their posts on December 12th.

So thanks, Greg, for asking me what I’m up to with my writing. Here’s what I had to say:

What is the working title of your book? I am working on a supernatural thriller at the moment as WIP, but lets talk about my finished manuscript of my young adult paranormal in first edits partially;The working title right now is Demon Memories.

Where did the idea come from for the book? I wanted to write a young adult paranormal, and I guess my last urban fantasy with Heaven and Hell and the apocalypse still struck with me. And I wanted to do another type of demon possession story, in which maybe the demon didn’t purposely possess the teenage girl.

What genre does your book fall under? Young adult paranormal, with some elements of urban fantasy and maybe even romance even.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

I hadn’t even thought of who would play the characters in my book. Most times when I write my stories, no one character resembles any actor or actress in real life.  Personally, the way I am fussy about how my characters act and considering I’ve done professional acting and even directed an audio drama and a play too, I would like to  be there when they do auditions, to make sure they get the best actors for the roles.

What is the blurb of your book? Possessed by the demon, Cresil, a teenage girl, Harper must join an old friend and the demon too, to prevent a demonic army from rising to start Armageddon. 

Where do you plan to submit your book, or will you self published it? Will be submitting it to agents and NYC publishers first.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? Couple of months.  50,000 of it was written during WritNaNo.


What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Redemption by R. K. Ryals, Iced by Karen Marie Moning, the Fallen series by Lauren Kate, others like that, though I hope mine is different enough to be my own tale.

Who or What inspired you to write this book? Myself.  My readers. My critique partners, too. But in the long run, only I can inspire myself to write anything I write.




Anonymous said...

Fun interview.

Janice Seagraves said...

Sounds like a great read. Good luck with your work in progress.


Pamela K. Kinney said...

Thanks, Ella and Janice.