Saturday, December 8, 2012

Ugh. I got Tagged.

So my friend Jen over at Authorized Musings tagged me in a silly post about what we are currently working on.

Now, I'm just letting you all know here that 1. I don't consider myself a writer. I am a person who likes to write and I guess I wouldn't mind getting paid for blogging, but, I hate deadlines. I suck at them. So yeah. I'm not a writer. and 2. I AM ONLY DOING THIS FOR JEN. stupid being friends for a long time. *shakes angry fist*

I'm breaking the chain here. Mostly because I don't know anyone else who has a blog thingy who occasionally writes. BREAKING THE CHAIN BREAKING THE CHAIN.

Here we go:

What is the working title of your book?

Hmm... I didn't get that far. I'm only kinda writing it. But if I had to name it right this second, it would be called "Sunrise"

Where did the idea come from for the book?

Really, shouldn't this sentence read "where did the book idea come from?" Screw you and your not ending sentences in a preposition. Your question is awkward sounding.

The idea came from a series of dreams I had when I was in high school and college.

What genre does your book fall under?

Did you know "under" is a preposition?

Science Fiction. Perhaps Teen Dystopian Fantasy, but only perhaps.

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

Now really, I have only about 2k words under my belt. And no one really has names. I know, confusing. But it's told as an epic poem, so it would kinda suck as a movie.

Narrator: Kate Winslet
J (girl): Angelina Jolie (for looks, and she played Lara Croft, which would be perfect for J (girl))
J (boy): David Tennet
M: That guy who played Spike from Buffy.
D: Benedict Cumberbatch

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Epic poem post-apocalyptic story told as a memoir.
That really isn't a sentence, but that's what it is.

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

If by "self-published" you mean "I hit print on the Word file," then yes. You're lucky if I finish this thing. But POD books suck. RANDOM HOUSE ALL THE WAY BABY.  Or maybe HarperCollins? Probably Tor though. (which I think is Random House anyway?)

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

I'm counting my abandonment of my NaNoWriMo version as my first draft... so 3 days.

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

Sharp Teeth

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

Homer actually. I reread The Odyssey late this summer and I thought that would be cool. Also I Love A Broad Margin To My Life by Maxine Hong Kingston gave me the idea for the memoir part.

What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?

I have a habit of referencing song lyrics in my work.
But really, the synopsis should be enough to make you read my book. Or at least open the first page.



  1. Yes, you are a good friend. Thanks!

    (geeze, we've known each other for like, 12 years. 11 1/2 years. That's a long damn time. Should we have had an anniversary? Is Giant Metal Chickens the gift for our anniversary year?)

    Spike and Benedict Cumberbatch should be in many things.

    1. I almost bought you a giant metal chicken. But it was expensive. And I didn't know how to ship it. True Story. Ask Jack. There's a place in Montclair that apparently sells them. Or I could get you a pelican. A giant metal pelican. Think about it.

    2. Pelicans are pretty cool. Sometimes, though, the shipping on a thing makes it totally not worth it. I'm also pretty sure that Jim would prefer nobody buy me a giant metal chicken. It's the thought that counts.

      I got you something (not a giant metal bird). We'll see if I get myself to the post office by Christmas (can you email me your new address?)