This one came from PT Dilloway, whose novel, A Hero's Journey was released this week, much to his surprise.
Anyway, I'll get right to it.
Ten Questions for the Next Big Thing
1. What is the title of your Work in Progress?
|The cover I'll probably end up using|
2. Where did the idea for the book come from?
Where they all come from, the ether.
3. What genre does your book fall under?
Science Fiction, well, is historical Science Fiction a real genre? If it is, then that's what this is.
4. Which actors would you chose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Phht, I have no idea. If they make the movie I'll worry about it then. Although, I must say that one character is disturbingly large.
5. What is a one-sentence synopsis of the book?
A colonial era Bostonite is tasked with hunting down an escaped slave that is rumored to be a demon.
6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
The intent from the very beginning was for this story to be self-published.
7. How long did it take you to write the first draft?
About a month.
8. What other books would you compare this story to in your genre?
Well, I have no idea. I don't think I'm especially original, but nothing really comes to mind.
9. Who, or what, inspired you to write this novel?
I love the idea of secret histories, and on a more philosophical level, of how much difficulty humans have interpreting events that fall outside of their cultural or intellectual framework. Like when the Spaniards first began arriving in their giant ships to to explore the Americas, there are stories that natives didn't recognize the ships offshore as... well... as anything. They made up their own stories about what they were or dismissed them altogether. Interpreting the visitors as gods or prophets. I think it says a lot about how the human mind works.
10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Well, the bottom line about any book is whether or not it's good. My hope is that this is better than anything I've done before. I know I'm excited about it.
That should about cover it all. I'm supposed to pass this along, but I'm not going to. If you want to consider yourself tagged then please, by all means, you were.