Sep 26, 2012
Where am I and what am I writing?
I'm a little bit taking over the internet today posting at the Writer's Dojo, over on my CP blog and responding to the meme Jessie Humphries tagged me in (thanks by the way, this was fun!)
What is the working title of your book?
Where did the idea come from?
My high school creative writing class was brainstorming bizarre ideas of life after death (lots of people running around heaven complaining about the heat when their bodies are cremated). But then I wondered what would happen if someone wanted desperately to interact with their loved ones and end up discovering they can manipulate someone they don't know to be with someone they do...and the consequences.
What genre does your book fall under?
Women's Lit. I like the idea of The Time Traveler's Wife and The Lovely Bones meshed together.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie?
I would love Angie Harmon as my MC Nora, maybe Russell Crowe as Charlie (her husband), Shia LaBeouf (I think he can act way better than depicted in the Transformers movies)for Jack and Rupert Grint (if he can do an American accent) for their other son Ben.
What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
Nora Clark sudden death makes her angry, willing to break heaven's rules and manipulate strangers to maintain the love of her husband and guarantee her sons achieve her standard of happiness.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Hoping for an agent.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Still drafting - seriously at it for about a year.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
The first line popped into my head one day and I fell in love with Nora, with the unique person she was and needed to write her story. I also was really struck at how many grown women swooned over teen boys (me too, I'm not judging) and wanted to write a story that allowed women to fall in love with grown men too, without chains, handcuffs and the like. Love for loves' sake without being cliche or predictable.
What else about your book would pique the reader's interest?
The things that we all say we would do because we are nice people, but the fact that when we are put in that situation, we do what we want and what will make us happy. To see that selfishness does have a role, but even in life after life, there can be consequences for actions.
There are so many people I would love to know this info about, so if you haven't talked about what you are writing on your blog yet, I challenge you to do this meme :)