Wednesday, December 12, 2012
First off... check out these Next Big Thing writer pals.
How did I answer the Next Big Thing Blog Hop questions? See below:
What is the working title of your book?
The Resurrection -- but I've been told by industry-types more than once the title will have to change because it's too common. So... I'm not married to it.
Where did the idea come from for the book?
I had a pretty graphic dream about being tortured. I guess you would call it a nightmare. A scene I wrote came from that dream, but it's evolved well past that. Most of my book idea come from an image or scene that I begin to ask a lot of questions about. This started like that.
What genre does your book fall under?
Definitely closer to an Urban Fantasy then anything else.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I hate casting in my head, because the actors that look most like the characters may not be the right age and kind of actor for the part. But if Taylor Kitsch could pull off a pretty great Americanized Dublin accent and would wear the face makeup required, he'd be my Callum Gallagher.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Jane wakes after a violent procedure with no memory and must figure out why a government sanctioned agency and an enigmatic man known as Raven is trying to capture her.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I'm still seeking representation. Maybe by next year, I'll have a better idea on the answer to this question. Keep checking back... or drop by my website: www.michelleladner.com
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? One year. But it's being redrafted and has been for a few months.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? I've pitched it as a female Jason Bourne meets Xmen--so it's sort of like that.
Who or What inspired you to write this book? This question answers like the second one above. So I'll refer you to that.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? I'm told by readers that it's dark and very character driven. Not for the reader that wants a quick light read. There's a lot of characters and all of them have a story, so if you like authors who build a world of various people that you'll want to know more about with some action thrown it, it'll probably be the book for you.
Posted by Michelle Ladner at 8:25 AM
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
I've finally launched my new reading blog... the first post is up here:
Things have been busy and disorienting for the Peas. We're trying to come up with some new ideas to keep things from stagnating around here -- unfortunately in that "thinking", we've failed to post regularly. Look for posts in the New Year. Meanwhile, check out my new reading blog... fashioned closely after A's fantastic Witty Title Here.
***This hasn't actually gone so well--and I was advised against keeping a Book Blog as a writer. Since I'm not doing it well anyway... I may take that advice.
Posted by Michelle Ladner at 11:16 AM