Thank you to everyone who offered words of support and wisdom to my post on Wednesday for the IWSG Day. It really helped me make a decision. I’ve started again lol. Yep, I’m now on rewrite version 2 which means this is the 3rd form of the novel, and definitely the last! I’ve just got to pull my finger out now and get the 5000 words written for my Faber critique!
I’ve been tagged by Elizabeth at Scribbling In The Storage Room in the Next Big Thing Blog Hop. I did this a few months ago, but now, as things have changed good and proppa it’s a good opportunity to introduce to you the new story 🙂
What is your working title of your book (or story)? Still
Where did the idea come from for the book? Watching an episode of the Jeremy Kyle show and adding the “What if?” question, plus other influences 😉
What genre does your book fall under? I think it’s Women’s Contemporary Romance
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? Hmmmm, that’s a hard one because I have 2 different time frames, so the parts would have to be played by relatively unknown teenagers and then the more modern bits by older actors. So the older Ronnie would be Christian Bale and Daniel, Daniel Craig. Laura would be Kate Winslet and Ruby, Emma Watson 🙂
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? A story about love, the competition between two friends and the consequences of past decisions.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? I would love to go down the traditional route of publication, but, we all now how difficult that can be. I’m not against self publishing.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? The original first draft, one month….Nano 2010. I started rewriting it in January, then again in February. So I’ve just started the 3rd rewrite.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? Oooo, difficult! I’d love to be compared to Anne Tyler, Maeve Binchy or Fay Weldon, but I’m probably kidding myself lol
Who or what inspired you to write this book? The Hubster told me years ago I should write a book lol, and when I was about 13 I did start one. I think I wrote one chapter lol…. But it was my friend Jayne who really pushed me to do it.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? Its basically the story of two women, mother and daughter. The first part of the book is the mothers story which is written in a notebook then mailed to her daughter. The second part is the daughters response to the scribblings in the notebook, and the two women’s journey there after.
So yes, we have a title change, a structure change, and a POV change. So I guess you can say I found a way round my brick wall 😉 It’s just a shame it took me nearly 30,000 words to realise that the rewrite i was doing was the wrong rewrite lol. Ewan Morrisons words have been echoing in my ears so I can either thank him or blame him lol 😉 But either way I’m in a much better place than I was at the beginning of the week….feeling enthusiastic and passionate again, which is a good place to be right?
Is it just me or is this writing malarkey a complete emotional Rollercoaster? Lol