Man this game takes me back. Back to the days that still had vivid colour, where my mum was infallible, and Disney was the only imagination I knew.
That stage passed and was gone until high school. The heightened hormones, the excitement when a bunch of friends showed up for the night and (gulp!) your crush was one of them. Then of COURSE, you decide to play murder in the dark and run around a pitch black house shrieking each time you're tagged. And since he's there you're all brave and cool but secretly, you're running around holding your best friend's hand.
First up, I want to thank the always awesome Diana for tagging me in this game. If you haven't swung by and met her yet, I suggest you do so here.
And since I'm tagged, I get to answer a couple of questions about my WIP.
What is the working title of your book?
'Illusion of a majesty'. One of my crit/writerly friends came up with it. She's great at that kind of thing, and although it may not seem like much at first, there's meaning behind it.
Where did the idea come from for the book?
Well... I'm sure I mentioned something about a certain schmexy European (who, I should probably let you all know, is actually The Boy) but I'm going to strain to remember the 'real' story. Basically, I ALWAYS used to read, even when The Boy and I first met. And, after throwing a tantrum when yet another of my beloved books ended badly, he innocently asked 'why don't you just write your own?' Let me tell you, he regrets that suggestion every day since.
Jenna kind of jumped into my head (as have a number of my other MCs). My first glimpse of her was in a foreign house, tears sliding down her face, listening as her younger sister banged around in the next room. So I guess, the idea didn't really come from anywhere or anything in particular. The Boy reminded me of something I loved, and Jenna and I moulded it from there.
What genre does your book fall under?
Young Adult fantasy. I've been categorising it as Urban Fantasy though, and the people I've spoken to about this are kind of torn between which I should go with.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Geez. Let's start with the agent and go from there. I really wish I could answer this with a detailed list but there's only ever been one person that has stunned me with their similarity to my character.
So (drum roll please), Christian Emmers, teen heart-throb and majesty-extrodinaire, would be played by Rob Mayers if I got my wish. Don't know who he is? I didn't either until they did a remake of Ice Castles (an old favourite). I highly recommend checking him out.
What is a one sentence synopsis of your book?
O_o <--- This is how I feel when this question comes up. So, keeping that in mind...
Jenna Rose must master her power to save the city, but when her power is sends her nuts she has to chose: be imprisoned by the enemy, or imprisoned by her mind.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agent?
An agent. Please and thank you. The end.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
A few months. Then I edited. Then I left for a few months, got excited, and shopped WAY too early. I sent out one query, was rejected on my 21st birthday, and hid in my room for a month. I had this one shelved for years but I finally pulled it out again a year ago and did a complete overhaul.
What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
The page-scortchingly sexy Christian actually has his own life AWAY from Jenna. Crazy right? And there is none of that insta-love here. (Not that I don't enjoy a good romance). Jenna's loopy and dangerous father is hunting them down, her out-spoken sister is joining the rebels, and Jenna is quite literally scaring herself to death.
There's sword fights, drunken parties, and (I should hope) characters and relationships you can relate to.
My turn to pass it on!
TAG! You're it!