Ack. Really? Um. Let’s see. I started thinking about this girl and a one-legged rooster. And that got me going on the novel. Then I remembered my very best dog who died and I knew I wanted her to star in the book. Sheeshhell, I have no idea where this idea came from.
Apology in advance: I have no idea how to connect this blog to others with the little blue word.
If you all read Ann Edward Cannon’s blog (and you should), you’d see she said kickass.
She swears so comfortably.
And then there is me.
I guess in my next life I might want to be a professional swearer.
So here are my answers to the blog tag thingie that’s pretty neato. Or should I say frockin neato?
1. What is your working title of your book (or story)?
Travco Motor Home. Why? Because there’s a stolen motor home in the book. No title has hit me yet. If one does, it may just have a swear in it. A natural swear.
2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
3. What genre does your book fall under?
This is a young young adult. It’s set in the 70’s. Does that also make it historical fiction?
4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Somebody who looks like me only 40 years younger, with strawberry blonde hair and large bosoms. That’s the girl.
The boy would be Ryan Reynolds. Of course.
5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
When Winston Fletcher’s grandmother brings home a stolen motor home so the two can drive from Florida to Las Vegas to pick up Winston’s mother, they have no idea the boy of Winston’s dreams has stowed away–making the Fetchers car-thief felons and kidnapper felons.
6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
My amazing agent, Steve Fraser, sold the book to Paula Wiseman Imprints at Simon & Schuster in December of last year.
7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Still not done, but hope to have it finished by the end of the month. At least a strong draft.
8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Hmmm. Something that sold millions. But I can’t think of that title yet. Oh, yes. To Kill a Mockingbird.
9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I think my characters inspire me to write. When I find one I want to spend time with, I just settle down and go. And I do just fine until I get to the middle. How can i writer be expected to work through the icky middles? Hmmm?
10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
There is kissing. And swimming. The aforementioned felons. A bit of Vegas costumery. Sorrow. Laughter. Fresh eggs. Plus that great dog.
PS When Ann Dee teaches me to do the connect-o thing-o, I’ll tag some people.