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Nov122012

The Next Big Thing

So there are a LOT of big things going on.  First there is some SUPER BIG NEWS that hopefully I'll be able to announce soon.  SUPER BIG. 

But for now...there are some other big things.  First, this super cool picture:

Um, yeah, that's right--this group of teens dressed up as Scar and the gang for Halloween!!  THAT IS THE COOLEST EVER!

But the real point of this blog is the Next Big Thing--a kind of bloggy meme/blog train thing.  So here goes, ten questions all about my current work in progress!

Now, quick disclaimer, I JUST started working on this book.  Like two days ago.  I don't know if it will ever go anywhere, but I'm having fun with it at the moment.  And a huge thank you to Eve Marie Mont, for tagging me and making me blog. 

What is the working title of your book?

Diana.  I name all of my books by the first name of the protagonist--so it's just really odd and funny that Scarlet, which was always the working title because it fit into this system, happened to be a good title.
Where did the idea come from for the book?

That's easy--the Smithsonian.  And Russian history.  And a long fascination with the bizarre histories of jewels.
What genre does your book fall under?

Paranormal historical, I guess.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

I barely know what they look like at this point!  No idea.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Diana was raised British-occupied India with a secret that she's been able to keep for most of her life; when she's sent back to England to fetch a marriage amongst the aristocracy, her secret--and her life--are at stake.  Or something like that.  Like I said, it's a baby of a story. 
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I'm assuming that if I finish it, my agent will work with me on it!
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Err....TBD.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
It's kind of like a paranormal YA version of a regency romance.  Which I am SUCH a sucker for!
Who or What inspired you to write this book?

So I've had the paranormal premise in my head for a while, but I didn't know what time period it belonged to or what the plot was; then I saw something about a brother and sister that didn't know each other because they were separated as kids, and lightning struck.  I know that will be an important part of the story, but frankly, I haven't put it all together yet.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Um, Regency England means pretty dresses, Almack's, and BALLS.  
So, I'm being a baby and didn't tag anyone--but if you would like to take up the crusade, leave a link in the comments to your blog and follow this protocol, and if you do it, I'll link back to you!

Message for the tagged authors and interested others:
Rules of The Next Big Thing ***Use this format for your post ***Answer the ten questions about your current WIP (Work In Progress) ***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? Where did the idea come from for the book? What genre does your book fall under? Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? 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?
Include the link of who tagged you and this explanation for the people you have tagged. 
Piece of advice: Line up your five people in advance.

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Reader Comments (1)

Pretty dresses, Almack's, and balls? I'm totally in. And I love Regency novels, so add a touch of paranormal, and I want!!
November 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEve Marie Mont

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