So I got tagged for a blog hop by the fabulous Katie Teller. Life decided to make this a day late, but better late than never, right?! Now I get to answer some questions about my WIP. I’m sure you are dying to see the answers so here we go!
1. What is the working title of your book?
Seeing as I am coming up empty with a title, it is Untitled Circus at the moment. I keep hoping the right title will jump out and bite me, but it appears to be playing hide and seek.
2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
I was writing a screenplay for June Camp Nanowrimo and I kept telling everyone on the Elsewhere in WI FB page for Nano to put a circus in their story. Said enough times, the circus must have gotten stuck in my head! (yes, I like my exclamation points! sue me!)
3. What genre does your book fall under?
I am undecided exactly. It is YA. There is a bit of fantasy or paranormal. Someone else suggested mystery, but I’m not sold on it. Maybe it’s hiding with the title.
4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
This was tough for me. I imagined original characters. I never cast my book and imagined any actors for roles.
Both Lizzy and Ella are 15 year olds and I picture them as blondes but hair dye can fix that. My choices are between: Chloe Moretz, Abigail Breslin, Willow Shields, and Maude Apatow.
Alex– Zac Efron, Robbie Amell, or Chace Crawford
Edmund–Matt Bomer, Chris Pine
Asher–Jeremy Renner, Alex O’Loughlin
Billy–Henry Cavill, Colin Egglesfield, Justin Long
Ophelia(red hair)–Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Jenna Dewan, ideally a young Robin Lively
5.What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Well, I tried to get it down to one sentence, but I have two. I still need to work on it, but for now, it works.
The circus where all your nightmares come true. While 15 year old Ella is trapped performing against her will, her best friend Lizzy bands with former circus captives to free her and bring the circus down.
6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
While I’m not against self-pubbing, I would like to start out traditionally and take it from there. If the time comes where I believe it is best to publish it myself, I will then go in that direction.
7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
It was my August Camp Nano so it was just over a month to finish the story. I won my June and August Nano’s 🙂
8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I’m not exactly sure because it is a dual POV. I’m horrible at comparing which I think comes in handy. I don’t look at the other books and wish mine was like them. I do wish I wrote like other writers, though.
9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus. Not only do I love that book, but she got her idea during a Nano. She was unable to do much with her story so she sent her characters to a circus. Although The Night Circus wasn’t technically written during Nano, it was Nano inspired.
10. What else about your book might pique a reader’s interest?
It is dual POV switching from 1st person to 3rd person between the two girls’ adventures. There is snark, mind powers, quirky characters, and what’s not to love about a cursed circus?
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