Tuesday, 9 October 2012

The Next Big Thing

What a wonderful title! If only (she goes off into her dream world....) 
The wonderful Laura E James tagged me for this Great blog round. Funnily enough, I have been SO busy, I haven’t been checking things (naughty girl – I’ve already slapped my own wrist) and only discovered this tag in the very nick of time. How’s that for intuition? Laura must have been sending me her cool vibes….

So, on to my questions and next tagged writers, who should post next Wednesday – 17th October, 2012. Lovely to read your responses, Laura.

Q: What is the working title of your next book?

I am currently working on a secret project. I could tell you, but then you know what I’d have to do to you… (so let’s not go there). However, all will be revealed in time (as they say).

But I will talk about another work-in-progress.

The working title for this is "The Journey". This is very vague as I just hate giving the game away at such an early stage    - and the real title will do that, no question. OK, I know, I should have been a spy.

Q: From where did the idea come?

The original idea for this one came from a documentary series I saw on TV

Q: Under which genre does your book fall?

This is most definitely comes under the Historical Romance banner.

Q: Which actors would you choose to play the part of your characters for a movie?

I’m such a geek, I never know the names of many actors. Someone strong, dark and earthy, like Colin Farrell or Gerard Butler for my romantic hero (drool) and someone a bit quirky but gorgeous, like Keira Knightley for my bloody-minded, but sometimes fragile heroine.

Q: What is a one sentence synopsis of your book?

A vague one – He needs to go on a secret journey and she tags along! Sorry

Q: Will you self-publish or be represented by an agent?

First I will probably try submitting directly to a publisher who will accept such submissions.

Q: How long did it take you to write the first draft?

This one isn’t written yet. It is still in the early planning stage. I have been hideously waylaid by my secret endeavour… Suffice it to say, I have now cut my teeth on 3 full novels and several partials. This is all “learning my craft” stuff.

Q: With which books within your genre would your story compare?

 Not entirely sure as it isn’t realized yet and we all know how these things change from the drawing board to the movie rights ( so I’m thinking big. So sue me!). Anything Bernard Cornwell would suit me. And how!

Q: Who or what inspired you to write this book?

Being a prolific reader inspired me to write in general. The RNA and its wonderful authors inspired me to write romance. Historical? Simply because it’s my favourite genre. But the TV documentary and its vibrant presenter, inspired me specifically to start this one.

Q: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

That age-old desire of humankind to travel onwards; to right a wrong and to seek a destination of the soul.

The next 5 writers I am tagging are (to be announced – as it’s 3 am but who needs sleep anyway?) Watch this space:



Hopefully this has been vague enough to either pique your interest, or drive you insane. Either works for me (Laughs out Loud - sleep deprived)

Thank you for including me, Laura. This really got me going!

Take care everyone.

Susan x