Friday, October 5, 2012

The Next Big Thing

So, I've been tagged in another meme called the Next Big Thing. Crystal Collier, cheese connoisseur and a talented, fabulous writer, tagged me. Thanks Crystal. Go check out her blog if you haven't already. Since I talked about the manuscript I was querying last time, this time I'm going to talk about the manuscript I plan to query next.

1. What is the working title of your book?
Dream Thieves

2. Where did the idea come from for your book?
Music--where else. I was listening to Bloc Party and Foo Fighters, and . . . BAM, characters showed themselves.

3.What genre does your book fall under?
Young Adult paranormal

4.Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
This is a tough one. I really don't know. Sadie the main MC is super snarky with long dark hair. So, I only have an image of her in my head. I know my one MC, Graham, would be a mixture of Blink-182's Tom Delonge and Tom Sturridge

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

Junior year sucks for Sadie Perkins, she creates a dream world (hot guy included) to escape her far-from-perfect life, but when black hairy monsters try to enslave her, she must fight to leave her growing nightmare alive.
Okay, it needs work but I got it down to one sentence.

6.Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Agency. *fingers crossed*

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

8.What other books would you compare to within your genre?
Hmmm. Good question. I'm not sure. I need to think about that really hard and this morning my brain isn't there yet.

9.Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Besides music? The thought of what would happen if you fell into your own dream world. A place  where you'd love to be only to find out that not everything is as perfect as you would've hoped.

10. What else about your book might pique the readers interest?
There are dream worlds, a hot guy, and an ex-boyfriend who is a punk rock skater. Add in the main MC, Sadie, who is just trying to show the world, not to mention her parents, who she really is.

Sooo, I'm supposed to pass this on to some peeps, and I'm going to be a party pooper and let any of you try this fun exercise. It's something fun to try, so do it folks, and let me know.

Have a great weekend!!



  1. This sounds like it could be a scary read. :D

  2. Inspired by the Foo Fighters? Curious as to which song!

  3. Sounds great! I'm doing this too, but mine won't go up until Oct. 17th. :)

  4. Love the title, Christine! And the premise. Go for it!

  5. Ha, well as you saw I'm already doing it. ;) You came up with a great one sentence summary! I love that Foo Fighters helped inspire this---good luck taking it to the next phase.

  6. I love the sound of this. Blink 182 is one of my favorite bands, so the fact that Graham has a Tom Delonge look automatically makes me interested.

    I can't wait to see how this evolves :)

  7. I am with Alex! I would like to know which Foo Fighter song. Love it when music inspires stories.