Wednesday, 23 January 2013

The Next Big Thing

Okay, so there's this thing going around (no, not the flue) called "The Next Big Thing Blog Hop". I've been tagged by the wonderful and talented Mr. Aaron Kite, a fellow wattpader who can be found at the top of the wattpad fantasy charts, or at his blog, here.

So, the idea is to tell everyone about your current project, and since everyone else is doing it, I will follow in true lemming-like fashion....

1. What is the working title of the book?

The Sad State of Emmaline Black

2. Where did the idea come from for the book?

The vast and terrible recesses of my mind. It's a truly frightening place.

3. What genre does your book fall under?

Gothic fantasy

4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

I would go back in time and get Dakota Fanning, when she was still young and innocent and adorable.


5. What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?

Still working on that bit.

6. What is the longer synopsis of your book?

The Sad State of Emmaline Black is a gothic fantasy about a strange young orphan who is sent away to a boarding house for the incurably wicked. Instead of finding hideous monsters and murky dungeons she makes friends. But her happy new existence is soon threatened by something she never knew she had. Family.

7. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

Hopefully by my agent eventually! We shall see if he likes it though...

8. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

First draft took about two months. There are more drafts to come though.

9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?

My husband was playing America McGee's Alice: Madness Returns. I was taken by the eerie music and the twisted monsters. And the fact that Alice herself is a little bit mad. I like it when you're not exactly sure of the main character, it means anything could happen.

10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

Emmaline Black is actually on the spectrum. I won't be specific, and it wasn't diagnosed in that day and age so it isn't really mentioned, but her behaviour is quite different, and it really makes her unique.

I'm not going to actually tag anyone until I've asked them if it's okay.

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