I´ve been tagged for The Next Big Thing blog hop by several wonderful people with awesome projects:
- Robin is writing a YA horror novel (with ghosts!)
- Rachel is writing a YA contemporary some of her readers have compared to an angrier THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE
- Heather wrote a YA paranormal (that I personally felt had a flair of Christopher Pike´s REMEMBER ME 🙂
My WiP is still a first draft. I´m actually a bit under 35k into it and I haven´t talked about it much on this blog…so here we go:
What is the working title of your book?
So far: GUILTY….it might also change to ANGEL FACE…hmmm not sure.
Where did the idea come from for the book?
When I was a teenager, I had to write a paper in my German class and I think it was on the death penalty. I read a book by Victor Hugo as one of my sources. The one called The Last Day of a Condemned Man. One never knows exactly what happened to the protagonist, or what his crimes are but one of the things that really stayed with me for a long time is how the family of The Condemned Man suffers…and then recently, this particular point came back to me and I wondered how a teenage girl would do with her dad in jail. How her family was targeted when he got arrested. How she dealt with everything but the past is now coming back to haunt her. This idea mixed with the idea of beauty pageants…and the rest is history. Or well about 35k so far 😛
What genre does your book fall under?
YA romantic suspense
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Erin (yes, one can dream, no?)
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
No. Nope. Not yet. Okay all I have is this and please note this a total draft!
Seventeen-year-old Erin may have found a way to pay her way to Yale: becoming the next Miss Teen America. That is if she can keep the fact she´s the daughter of a serial killer secret. But, when Pulitzer Prize wannabee and forever crush Malik decides to write a story about her and people start being targeted, Erin realizes there may be more at stake than a crown.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I’d love to find an agent. Someone who will fall head over heels for my book and champion it. I guess time will tell 😀
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I’m still on it.
What other books would you compare this story to in your genre?
Hmm it’s a tough one. It has a bit of a feel of THE RULES FOR DISAPPEARING by Ashley Elston.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Beauty Queen pageants. Kisses. BFFs. Murder. Debate team. Journalism. Grandparents. And more…
You´re all tagged! If you want to do it that is 😀