Friday, 21 December 2012

Next Big Thing Meme

This meme feels like a round of “tag-you’re it”, once the domain of the school playground, this game has been doing the rounds in all my writing spheres. 

The lovely Jane Domagala tagged me and I in turn have managed to chase down three willing victims, er, participants. 

It’s a chance to have a peek into the things to come out of writer’s minds in all their delightful hues.

The Next Big Thing

What is the working title of your book?  Firewalker

Where did the idea come from for the book? Watching the weather and listening to the news in particular the various and ever increasing reporting of the natural disasters occurring globally.

What genre does your book fall under? Fantasy and depending on your personal definition urban or contemporary (think mermaids in our world).

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie? I don’t work this way. I more hear the voice than see the person. Possibilities would be Rose McGowan for Sofia, David Giuntoli (from Grimm) for J'Red.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?   The aim is to be represented by an agency.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? Dirty draft took just under five months.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? Hard to say, I’m sure there are others out there, I’ve yet to come across something and say That!, That is where I sit. 

Perhaps some tv cousins (perhaps a second cousin) would be the series Lost Girl, or even Grimm. The principle that non-humans live among humanity and battles have been going on long before humans ever existed.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?This story fell out of my brain and is part of a larger idea/series. The inspiration stemmed from an artefact - The Gundestrup Cauldron. Why was it found where it was.

Image from Wikipedia

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? If you’re tired of vampires, demons, shifters and angels (fallen or otherwise), this series has none of them. Instead it’s nosy humans, mermaids, sylphs, salamanders, gnomes and elementals.

And so the time to tag and pass on this meme to others has arrived. Enjoy having a look at what fantasy writers Eleni Konstantine, MJ Scott and contemporary romance writer Sandra Antonelli have coming up in their writing pipelines. Each will post their responses towards the end of December (Eleni's the 28th) or early January.