THE NEXT BIG THING BLOG HOP
This blog hop includes ten questions to help you learn more about an author’s current work in progress. The issue I'm having is I kind of have two works in progress. So I closed my eyes and picked out of a hat and here is the WIP that won. :)
1: Working title of your book? The Princess and the Thief
2: Where did the idea come from for the book? Jessica Salyer (my collab partner for this book) and I were on our way to our first writer's conference ever. I asked her if she would do a collab with me for NaNo and she said yes! We were fishing for ideas and she had this brilliant one based on the song Enchanted by Taylor Swift.
3: What genre does your book fall under? YA Fairytale Parody
4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? Hmm, no idea. Haha.
Rae looks like this
This is what Aly looks like
5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
One sentence?! Hmm, I'm gonna cheat. Here's the query :) haha.
Alysandra wants true love. A love she knows she'll find with Channing, her best friend since the age of Disney movies. The problem is, Channing is head over heels for Raelynn. Aly's told by an old woman that a powder sprinkled on the crown of the Prom King - none other than Channing himself - is just what she needs to find true love. When the crown is placed on his head, Channing and Aly are flitted away to Aly's fantasy world.
Okay, so Aly's "fantasy world" is called Kansas and someone is trying to steal diamonds from her castle, claiming they belong to seven brothers. But she is the Princess and is betrothed to Knight Channing. Happily ever after is in the cards after all. Until Aly discovers the mysterious diamond-stealer is Rae herself.
Aly must discover why Rae is in her fantasy world and why Channing is drawn to her, even though he doesn’t remember Rae from their contemporary world. Aly isn’t naive to think love is simple, but if she’s stuck in this strange place with her best friend still attracted to another girl, there’s nothing happy about it.
6: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? Well, the goal is to be repped but I've learned to never get stuck in one frame of mind.
7: How long did it take you to write the first draft?
It was for NaNo, so we reached 50,000 in a little less than a month, and typed 'the end' after 36 days.
8: What other books would you compare this story to?
Aw heck. I'd say it's something along the lines of The Princess Bride. Or Shrek.
9: Who or What inspired you to write this book? Umm, the song I posted up there.
10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? I think it references at least twelve fairytales, all in a comical sort of way. Yet it has a relateable story line and characters. Those who enjoy a good fairytale, as well as those who would prefer their fairytale with a side of sarcasm and humor, will enjoy this story.
I'm horrible at choosing people to pass these things on to, so, consider yourself tagged! Haha. If you'd like to share your work, grab these questions and let us know what you're up to! (Either in the comments section or on your blog.)