Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tag! GUTGAA style!

I was tagged by two wonderful women that I have met through GUTGAA, Heather Riffle and Stacey Nash. Be sure to check out their tagged interviews. Wow, I haven't played tag in like.....okay, it was yesterday. I have a four year old and a two year old, so it happens often. Most of our versions involve a lot of screaming and running around. This probably won't. It's more of a I'm in the spotlight, then I tag someone else to be. If it does cause you to run around screaming, then please let me know! Or better yet, film it and show me! On to the fun stuff!

What is the working title of your book?
On my computer, it is filed under Faeries. It's about half a step up from Untitled. Hopefully the name will come to me soon!
Where did the idea come from for the book?
It came from the place almost my ideas come from, a dream. I really wish I can just film my dreams so I can watch them over and over. Some are pretty cool. Like the one I had about Adam Levine which ended up inspiring another novel.
What genre does your book fall under?
New Adult fantasy with romance sprinkled through. My MC starts out in college and turns twenty-one at the beginning of the book.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I haven't even thought about it to be honest. Hmmm.....I think for Brock, who is the sexy bad boy, I would go with Ian Somerhalder. For Soren, the super hot almost gentleman, I'd pick Jensen Ackles. For fun loving, over protective Bree, Isla Fischer. Sweet, calm Nessa: Amanda Seyfried. And for my MC Carra *drum roll* Mandy Moore or Hayden Panettierre. Whoo! Thank you Google images.
What is a one sentence synopsis of your book?
Twenty-one year old Carra discovers she is a very special, very rare faery, and is the key to preventing or starting a war between the fae.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agent?
I'm crossing my fingers (and eyes, toes, legs, hair) that it will be represented by an agent.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I'll have to get back to you on that, because I'm still not quite finished. I first started writing it November-ish of last year, got about a quarter of the way through and took a break because I was stuck. When I started it back up again February of this year, I scrapped it and started it from the beginning a couple times. My characters wanted to be older, more mature, and a little more self confident.
What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
It's a new world, one that I'm hoping people will fall in love with. There's pixies, elves, and mermaids. There's love, lust, manipulation, and a thirst for power. Piqued yet?
Now it's time for me to tag someone. Excuse me while I stretch out my typing fingers.
You're up ladies!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Insecure Wednesday

Sorry to those of you who have stopped over from IWSG and didn't have a post to read! It's great to mee you though! I've been putting off getting on the computer today, because I know that when I do, I need to work on my WIP. Well, duh, of course I do, but I'm sorta stuck. Shocking, I know. Does this ever happen to you? Are things going along great then all of a sudden your characters look at you and say, "There is no way I'm going to do what you think you want me to do." Or even worse, you have no idea what you want them to do next? I'm at the latter of the crossroads right now. My MC is stuck between two guys, but not sure if I should have her leaning towards one or the other right now. *Sigh* If my wonderful critique partners are reading this, you know who I'm talking about. HELP ME!!! Okay, I'm good now.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Getting to know you....GUTGAA meet & greet

Hey all that are stopping by from GUTGAA! If you're not, click the linky on my side bar ----> and sign up! So, a little about me. I'm so glad Deana poster a list of questions, because I'm never quite sure what to say about myself.

-Where do you write?
Usually at my desktop in the front room. Occasionally I will try finger pecking on the iPad if my kids are insistent that I watch TV with them.

-Quick. Go to your writing space, sit down and look to your left. What is the first thing you see?
My son’s toy truck that plays ‘Funky Town’. J

-Favorite time to write?
After my husband leaves for work. By then, the kids are fed and off playing, so I can have some alone time. For about five minutes.

-Drink of choice while writing?
Either water or Squirt. If it’s been a rough day, then Squirt in a wine glass. Hey, it’s the thought that counts.

-When writing , do you listen to music or do you need complete silence?
I can work either way most of the time. If a scene is being particularly difficult, then I’ll hit up Pandora and pick a station to help set the mood.

-What was your inspiration for your latest manuscript and where did you find it?
The two that I am working on right now both came from dreams. My most recent one came from a dream involving Adam Levine from Maroon 5. No, it was not “one of those” kind of dreams!

-What's your most valuable writing tip?
Hmmm….that’s a good one. Get it all out on paper. Or screen for most people. You can go back and edit the crap out of it later. Even if you’re at a scene that you know you’ll probably cut or completely change, but you need filler to get to the next scene that you’re going to rock, put it on that screen.