I’ve been tagged by the lovely and amazing karcherry at Random, Untrue. I’m sincerely flattered and I really appreciate it! Thanks a bunch!
In this challenge I’m supposed to answer some questions about my book/WIP (Work In Progress) and tag other writers to do the same.
1. WHAT IS THE TITLE OF YOUR BOOK/WIP?
2. WHERE DID THE IDEA FOR THE WIP COME FROM?
Its based loosely on my most favorite Shakespeare play in the world. Like, I took an entire class one semester in college that focused only on Hamlet. I LOVED it.
3. WHAT GENRE WOULD YOUR WIP FALL UNDER?
Young adult. Probably in mystery/contemporary category.
4. WHICH ACTORS WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO PLAY YOUR CHARACTERS IN A MOVIE RENDITION?
Hmmmm…. I always have problems with this. In my head, they look a specific way, and they aren’t usually an actor in particular. But…
The main character – Rebekka – Maybe Lily Collins? Or Jennifer Lawrence. Let’s go with the latter.
The love interest – Owen – Alex Pettyfer I think.
The other boy – Jean Paul – I’m not sure. Maybe Dayo Okeniyi?
Rebekka’s Mom – Tilda Swanson. Definitely. She plays crazy like nobody’s business. If not her, then Glenn Close. Despite that horrible mistake that was the Mel Gibson version of Hamlet.
So. Not. Okay.
5. WHAT IS THE ONE-SENTENCE SYNOPSIS OF YOUR WIP?
Who do you trust when you can’t trust yourself?
6. IS YOUR WIP PUBLISHED OR REPRESENTED?
It is represented. I am currently represented by the talented and amazing ladies at Literary Counsel.
7. HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO WRITE?
Well, I wrote it in about a month nearly 6 months ago, got mad at it, and gave it the cold shoulder until about two weeks ago. Now we’re all “smoochy, smoochy” and getting back to business. I expect to be finished by the end of September, beginning of October. But it really all depends on edits and betas.
8. WHAT OTHER WIPS WITHIN YOUR GENRE WOULD YOU COMPARE IT TO?
Oh man… Well, I’m not actually sure. Lately, I haven’t had much time to write between teaching high schoolers during the week, and teaching a community college class on Saturdays. Can I get back to you on that?
9. WHICH AUTHORS INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS WIP?
10. TELL US ANYTHING ELSE THAT MIGHT PIQUE OUR INTEREST IN THIS PROJECT.
Don’t let the part where its based on Shakespeare throw you off. I think it has a lot of depth and a lot of relvance for teenagers (and adults!) who are dealing with things they find overwhelming. Its a story about knowing the odds aren’t in your favor and trying anyway, and we can always use a good one of those.
WHO I WOULD LIKE TO TAG:
Let’s see… I know of two people working on some great things right now, so I’ll add those.