I was nominated for “The Next Big Thing” meme by fellow writer and blogger Laura Lee Anderson. She’s written a YA series that’s a thriller about a groups of teens with a blood-borne disease that makes your blood turn to acid when exposed to oxygen (ahem…seeking agents now) and just recently finished a YA love story about a deaf boy and a hearing girl that fall in love.
And now for the next big thing…my WIP!
1) What is the working title of your Work in Progress?
Working Title: The House of Devereaux
2) Where did the idea come from for the book?
I’m an obsessive Vampire Diaries watcher and an Anne Rice fan from back in the day. I wanted to write a vampire novel that wasn’t about vampires. Sounds weird, I know, but I feel like the vampire thing has just been done so many times that it’s hard to have a fresh take on it. So I’ve created race of creatures with some similarities to the tropes we all enjoy.
3) What genre does your book fall under?
YA Paranormal Romance
4) Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Ooh –if Zooey Deschanel were ten years younger, she would be my main character
And, for the two boys that round out the love triangle, also assuming they were each a good decade or so younger too…
5) What is the one-sentence description of your book?
A paranormal love triangle told from three different points of view, and three different points in time, that all intersect at the story’s climax.
6) Will your book be self-published or agented?
Agented, hopefully *crosses fingers*
7) How long did it take you to write your first draft?
It’s not done yet…but I expect my first draft will be done around March. I’m writing each of the points of view separately to try to avoid character/voice breaks.
8) What other books would you compare your Work in Progress to?
Oh shizzle. I can’t actually do this without picking out awesome authors I can hardly aspire to emulate, but at the risk of sounding completely cracked, I guess I’ll say Interview with the Vampire meets the Vampire Diaries…without the vampires.
9) Who or What inspired you to write this book?
My love of vampire books but growing boredom with vampires as and werewolves as the paranormal go-to these days.
10) What else about your book might pique readers’ interest?
The different points of view are each set in different time periods (past, present, and future), so one of the POVs is actually written in diary entries from the 1800s.
And, finally, I’m supposed to tag others to partake.
Instead of doing that, I’m going to mass tag all of you! Write a meme and link back if you wish, or email me at writerlious@gmail(dot)com and I’ll add your meme to the post here.
I hope the holidays treated you all well. I can’t wait to hear what you’re working on!