Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My Next Book

I've finished writing another book, and today I'm answering questions about it.

I was tagged by A.L. Sowards, author of Espionage. Here's her website , facebook page  and twitter (@ALSowards).

So about my current project:

1: What is the working title of your book?

Emma: A Latter-day Tale

2: Where did the idea come from for the book?

I wanted to write a book about a life coach who likes to play matchmaker.

3: What genre does your book fall under?

Romantic comedy with a smidgen of inspiration

4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Whew, I hate these kinds of questions. My two male leads look Bob from The Biggest Loser and a younger version of Mel Gibson. The female lead looks kind of like the little cartoon girl from Brave only she's 23 and six feet tall. How's that for a realistic cast?

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

When Emma sets out to make the perfect match, her friend ends up with a burned behind instead of a new boyfriend; nevertheless, Emma doesn't give up, coaching her friend from one disaster to another until she makes the perfect match.

 6: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

I just heard that Cedar Fort will be publishing Emma. The release date is around August 2013.

7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

A little over a year.

8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Books by Elodia Strain, Rachael Anderson, and Melanie Jacobson.

9: Who or What inspired you to write this book?

Jane Austen's Emma.

10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

My book pokes fun at country music since Emma's nemesis, Jena Farley, is a rising country music star. Don't worry, country music lovers, you won't be offended. Most of all, though, it's a book about learning to overcome perfectionism and learning to love yourself.

Here is a list of authors I've tagged to join the hop for week 22 on November 21st. It's totally up to them whether they participate though. I'm a really lazy tagger. I hope you’ll visit their blogs and learn more about their books. Maybe one of them will become your new favorite author!

1 Laurie L.C. Lewis
2 Misty Moncur
3 Mandi Ellsworth
4 Mandi Slack

7 comments:

  1. Your next book sounds funny. I'm hoping to get to Persuasion by January. I have a stack of books in order and need to do some heavy whittling during the holidays to get my to-read pile down to a manageable size. I love that I'm not the only lazy tagger. I ended up only doing 2 on my list, because I was tired of trying to find more authors that hadn't already been tagged.

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  3. Can't wait for it to come out! You're awesome.

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  4. So now you've got us all excited for the new book and we're gonna have to wait a year?!?

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  5. Sounds like a good book, Rebecca. Thank you for participating in the hop!

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