I’ve been tagged by Madalyn Morgan to take part in this Blog Fest, but when i read the questions i realised that I’ve already done it under another heading. The WIP Challenge but bare with me here.
Regular readers will know I’ve just started a writing course, a novel writing course. Now, I could stick with the Mills and Boon, but, as I’ve got the opportunity to write a novel over 6 months, and have access to agents, I don’t think a Mills & Boon romance is what they’re after lol. So I’ve come up with another idea. It’s not fully formed, it’s just a germ. So perhaps answering these questions will help bring it into focus a bit more…..
what is the working title of your next book?
The View Outside ;)
where did the idea come from for the book?
Two things. Firstly the title of my blog. I spend a lot of time staring out through windows. Even as a child I spent hours at my bedroom window when it was raining. The second part of the idea came in September. The anniversary of 9/11. A sensitive subject I know, but I just couldn’t get the image out of my mind of all those windows. From that, I then started thinking about agoraphobia.
what genre does your book fall under?
Hmmmmm, that’s hard. I’m tending to think in terms of women’s contemporary fiction, but, who knows, it could possibly go down the thriller route ;)
what actors would you choose to play the part of your characters In a movie rendition? Very hard, I haven’t even got the characters formed in my own mind. There will be 2 main characters, a man and woman….I don’t know any more than that at this stage, sorry :(
what is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
Blooming hell! I dunno lol. Ok *thinks* a woman’s struggle with agoraphobia and her journey towards recovery…..or not? You know me *evil snigger*
will your book be self published or represented by an agency?
I want to explore the traditional publishing route first, but I’m not opposed to self publishing.
how long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I haven’t even started the first draft, it’s in the ideas/notes form at the moment. I’m hoping the first draft will be complete by April, as I’ll be starting it this week!
what other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
That’s hard. I’ve never read about a woman suffering from agoraphobia before. So if you know of any, please shout :)
who or what inspired you to write the book?
I know you’re all gunna think I’m nuts, but an article I read about 9/11 being fictionalised, and how, as yet, there hasn’t been a really good book written that centres it’s story around those events. Is it because people don’t want to read about it? Is it too sensitive a subject? I’d be interested to hear your views.
what else about your book might pique the readers interest?
There will be romance, but I can’t promise a happy ending lol.
Would love to hear your thoughts? How do you feel about reading a book that is somehow connected to 9/11?
Have you seen the film Remember Me? I thought it was excellent, and what-a-shocker!!!! it’s connection to 9/11 is subtle, but very powerful.
So now I have to tag 5 fellow writers……hmmmmm….let me see……
Jennifer M Eaton
J Keller Ford
Please let me know if you don’t want to participate so that I can tag someone else :) Your post should go live next week :)
Please take a few minutes to visit these writers blogs….I have a feeling that what they’re working on just may be The Next Big Thing :)
- Next Big Thing – Or so they tag me… (philippajanekeyworth.wordpress.com)
- The Next Big Thing (flossiebentonrogers.wordpress.com)
- The Next Big Thing (lucasmangum.wordpress.com)
- The Next Big Thing-A Tag (cathysvoicenow.wordpress.com)
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