BLOG HOP – The Next Big Thing
I recently got tagged in a blog hop by my friend and fellow Japan-based writer, Kelly Matsuura, who writers poignant, emotive romance fiction. Thanks to Kelly for doing this, it’s the first time I’ve had it happen so I’ll try to think of something interesting to say.
The rules for the blog hop are as follows:
****Give credit to the person/blog that tagged you
**** Post the rules for the blog hop
****Answer these ten questions about your current WIP (Work In Progress) on your blog
****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?
I’m actually working on four main projects at the moment, but I guess the one that’s getting the most attention is the follow up to my novel, The Tube Riders. It’s currently titled Tube Riders : Exile.
Where did the idea come from for the book?
What genre does your book fall under?
It’s sci-fi dystopia.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I’d want unknowns. None of my characters are ever “star” types, as in I hate gorgeous, muscular leads. Switch, one of my main characters, has a jippy eye, for example, while Marta, the leading lady, has dreaded hair because she hardly ever gets a chance to wash. Also, I wouldn’t want a “star” to carry the movie, I would want the story to do that.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Self-published, unless I get a really, really good offer. Book one recently did extremely well on a free promotion and from the reviews I’ve had I’m inclined to believe that I’m on to something, and there could be a lot of money to be made without some company skimming most of it off the top.
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?
It’s awesome, simple as that. Don’t listen to me, listen to the reviewers.
And the writers I'm tagging are -
John Daulton - Author of The Galactic Mage
C.D. Loken - Author of The Gift of the Brass Bell
Ashley Torbeck - Owner of the Drunken Space Penguin blog
Tony Riches - Owner of The Writing Desk blog
Karen Einsel - Owner of Karen's Different Corners
Check them out!
10 Oct 2012