Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Week 9 of the Next Big Thing



Thank you to Angela Scott for tagging me in Week 8 of the Next Big Thing! The Next Big Thing is a weekly post where tagged authors answer questions about one of their WIPs. Here is my short interview about my WIP:

What is the working title of your book? 
The War of Majick – Book 2 in the Majick Series

Where did the idea come from for the book? 
The original idea came from me doodling some words on a page trying to find a novel that would stick. Something that could go beyond a few pages of notes. But the series came about when I was stuck for several months on the first book,  The Rise Of Majick. I refused to write or create anything not related to The Rise Of Majick while I was blocked. One night I had a dream and it laid out the major points of at least three books and they were all related to The Rise Of Majick storyline. The rest of The Rise Of Majick rolled out in about 12 weeks.

What genre does your book fall under? 
The Majick Series is solidly in the Fantasy genre. However, I call it future fantasy. It is set in our future but elves, dwarfs, dragons and magic have reentered our world.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? 
Tarver (human) – Hugh Jackman
Kara (human) – Mila Kunis
Hunt (human)  – Jaden Smith or Maxim Knight
Minerva (human) – Oprah Winfrey
Lord Perrynell (elf) – Zac Efron
Nihara (elf) – Keira Knightley
Barron (human) – Joe Manganiello
Baella (dwarf) – Melissa McCarthy
King Treorai-Sior (elf) – David Bradley
King Thalen (dwarf) – Mark Addy
I’ll stop there because I could go into the secondary characters.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? 
Magic replaces technology and wars are waged to control what is left.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I am self-publishing the series.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? 
If I stay on track, it will be approximately ten months for the War Of Majick to go from first word to publication.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? 
I have been told it is Eragon meets World of Warcraft wrapped in The Lord of The Rings. My opinion is it is Dragonlance meets The Stand.

Who or What inspired you to write this book? 
I have always told stories. I said for years I would write a book and people would love it. So it was just my desire to share the worlds I see in my dreams and my imagination. (Yes, I dream about other worlds quite often.)

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
The series is really about how we hold grudges, misunderstand one another and have insecurities that do more to harm us than to help us. It is about people and how we can be our own solution or our own problem.

Tag you’re it! You're week number 9 (post next week)
***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. It’s that simple. 

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?

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