Here’s an interview I just completed from my participation in The Next Big Thing! (TNBT is a blog-hop which has taken on a life of its own from its initial poster.)
What is your working title of your book?
The title of the story I just met my deadline on is CONNECTIONS! I hope to have it out for everyone’s enjoyment sometime this month. (Please bear in mind my Beta reader is sick.) I plan on going both digital and traditional with it. I will certainly have the news on its status out to you as soon as I learn it!
Where did the idea come from for the book?
I really don’t know where the idea for CONNECTIONS came from. As with most of my stories, it just came to me and I had to write it. There is only one of my other manuscripts, I think, which came from another source than my imagination. I plan to release it this year, also.
The novel I speak of is a fantasy/paranormal historical based on the Modoc indigenous tribe. I grew up where it takes place and it is a story of my heart.
What genre does your book fall under?
I have decided, after much feedback, it is a romantic fantasy. Works for me.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I have not decided that, yet.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Two soul-mates who are lost in the mists of time must search for each other throughout eternity and incarnations until they end the curse which separates them and achieve their intended Happily Ever After.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
It will probably be published through an online publisher.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
How long it took me to write the first draft of CONNECTIONS requires a relative answer. You could say, since I completed the first draft at the end of 2012, it literally took me 20 years to reach THE END. In all actuality, though, I would estimate it took me a year to write.
During those two decades I first mentioned, since 1992, I raised a family, wrote several other stories, my marriage failed and I divorced, I attended Washington State University and earned my BA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, I joined Olympia, WA, RWA and then I returned to my writing of this ms to its end. Was that a long enough sentence?
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Those of the fantastic; Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings . . .
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I suppose I have only my imagination to blame. Its origination began it so long ago, I really don’t remember anything in particular that might have inspired it.
What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
The infinite possibilities for its characters in the love story behind its fantastic plot.
I’m tagging and thanking Kate Diamond for including me in this blog-hop!
Romance through the mists of time and Love through the dimensions of reality