In this blog hop, I answer ten questions about my current work in progress. This reminds me of The Next Big Thing blog hop I participated in a couple months ago. For that blog hop, I answered ten questions about 'Baby, It's Cold Outside.' This time, I've decided to use the story I've been working on the longest- my favorite story: The Prince's Quest.
1: What is the working title of your book?
The Prince's Quest. :)
2: Where did the idea come from for the book?
The initial idea for this book came when I joined wattpad.com . Many people use this website to post their books and stories. I wanted to post something, but I didn't want to share any of my writing projects because I was thinking of publication in the future. So, I came up with an idea. I only posted one scene of the story on Wattpad, and if you care to look, here's a link to it. http://www.wattpad.com/story/347751-prince-and-peasant
3: What genre does your book come under?
Medieval fantasy. :D
4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Humm... This one could be a little hard...
For Elric, my main character, I've had a tough time finding a good match, but I think Luke Benward fits him pretty well.
Anya was also hard to find. (Go figure.) She's supposed to be a very innocent looking girl with blond hair and brown eyes. I decided Annasophia Robb is the closest I'm going to get.
Boy, it's hard to find all of these. :P For Winston... maybe Jonah Hill.
For Rior who would be a better fit for this crazed carriage driver with a glass eye, then Jim Carrey? Teehee.
And for Arran, the talented younger brother... I think a youngish William Moseley will suffice.
My last one... King Rath... and I'll use Hugh Laurie!
5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A prince goes on a quest to find a traitor to avoid his father's wrath, but finds more then he bargained for when he meets a sweet girl who stands in his way. (Not very good, but I just wrote it now. :P)
6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?
The Prince's Quest is nearing completion of it's first draft. I hope to find an agent and publisher to represent this book.
7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Still writing it, off and on. It's been to the side a couple of times, for other projects, but I keep coming back. I started it in November of 2011. It's almost done!!!
8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
This is a hard thing to decide. I'm not very good at comparing my stories to other writer's.
Perhaps, Jill Williamson's Blood of King's, and Wayne Thomas Batson's The Dark Sea Annals.
9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I had a scene in my head of a prince looking for a girl who he'd betrayed somehow. I wanted something to write for NaNoWriMo 2011. I wrote the above mentioned scene before then, but things changed when I wrote the actually story. Annalise became Anya, Tomas became Winston, and the story changed from first person to third. Not to mention many writing changes.
10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
This story has so much in it. From a bookish prince, secrets, adventure, fights with giant wolves, kidnappings, and a hint of romance, I hope lots of people will be able to enjoy it.
You can follow my pinterest board for it, where I post occasional pictures I find to fit into the story.
I also post bits and pieces, and fun stuff on the book's Facebook page.
And that's all. I hope you enjoyed it! Now I've got to tag five people...
Heather at My Writing Desk'
Leah at Apassionata
Rosie at Writings of Rosie
Sky at Further Up and Further In
Rachelle at Inspiring Daring
Thanks for reading!
~ a rambling author