Friday, September 21, 2012

The Next Big Thing

I'd like to thank Krista McLaughlin for tagging me in this. First of all, because these meme things are always fun, and secondly, because well...I was running out of things to blog about (while still trying to find a damn picture of me, or my sister, with Harry Potter.)

Just to warn you guys, I think next week may be a rather intense week where I'm going to tackle a lot of subjects that working on my memoir (newly updated!) has brought up. Brace yourselves. I'm already expecting to lose followers. Maybe for those of you who stick around, I'll try to figure out another contest, or something. (This is a HUGE maybe, I'm super broke right now.)

Anyways, as stated, Krista tagged me in the Next Big here I go!

What is the working title of your book? 
Which one? There's My Sister's Memories, After Elizabeth, and The Right to Live: A Christian Girl's Struggle through Abortion, Losing Her Mind, and Recovery.

Where did the idea come from? 
My Sister's Memories came when I was moving to Maine after North Carolina. I have a lot of issues with my memory, and was crossing a bridge and thought, "What if you saw everyone you love die?"
After Elizabeth was because I was still recovering from everything that caused me to move, and I really wanted to kill do it fictitiously
The Right to Live...well...came from my life, as it's my memoir :/
What genre does your book fall under? 
Two Contemporary Young Adults, and one Memoir (with a side of french fries, please :) )

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie? 
I actually hate this question. I hate when the books have the actors on the front cover before I read the book because then I just see the actor, even if the writer tells me the hair was brown, and the actor is blond. Hollywood does their job (casting, auditions, etc), I do my job and let you pick.

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book? 
MSM: On her 18th birthday, Sarah's parents are killed in a car accident, leaving Sarah to become guardian of her younger, and now amnesiac sister.

AE: In the aftermath of her best friend's suicide, Claire turns to cigarettes, neon hair, and anger, rather than dealing with her feelings...until Andrew moves in across the street.

TRTL: Um, the little "A Christian Girl's Struggle.." pretty much sums this one up :)
Will your books be self-published or represented by an agency?
Agency. I don't care how long it takes. I wanna see my effin book in a Barnes and Noble, and get banned from libraries and schools.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? 
It usually takes me three to four weeks to do the first draft. There's a lot of coffee, energy drinks, and alcohol usually involved. 

Who or what inspired you to write this book? 
The need to kill off characters and use writing as therapy really pushed me to write the stories. Is that healthy?

What else about your book would pique the reader's interests?
There are always cute boys in my stories. Even in my memoirs :)

Oh, and um...I'm supposed to pass this on. So...Here we go:

1) One of my lovely Beta Readers for After Elizabeth, Ms. Suzi over at Literary Engineer.
2) A woman I met during one of the blog hops and on Twitter, who seems like she has her stuff together, Ms. Rachel Frost over at The Story of Her Life

3) A wonderful blog follower who always has excellent comments, Ms. Elizabeth Seckman at Use Your Words

4) Another great follower with great comments, Ms. Emily R King over at Get Busy Writing.

5) And because this guy also rocks with comments, and the precessors were females and I feel like we gotta try to balance this out, Mr. Andrew Leon over at StrangePegs



  1. Hey, I see my name up there. Cool! And I was gonna tell you, I won't be one of those dropped followers next week--promise.

    Also, I think you just might make it on the banned book list someday. Can't wait to say, hey, I know that girl! Go read her book.

    1. Huray! I think I'll tackle one issue at a time, so as to not overwhelm the followers, you know?

      Banned books list...yes...yessss :)

  2. I'm EXCITED about your writing and I hope to see you published in Barnes and Noble, and my favorite: Books a Million!

    I loved reading your answers!
    Thanks for sharing:)

    1. Thank you so much. Your support means a lot to me :)

  3. Yay! I'm amazed that you can crank out a first draft in a month! I'm such a slow writer...

    Also, thanks for tagging me. It gives me something to blog about, as I'm short on topics at the moment. :)

    1. If I'm really adamant about it, I can write really fast. Editing...takes a bit longer, because I'm lazy and editing is real work, not just fun.

      You're welcome for the tag. I saw your post on how you weren't sure what to blog about, hope it helps :)

  4. Thanks for thinking of me! I'm a quick first drafter, too. I speed through it and then spend A LOT of time revising. My first drafts are nothing more than a glorified outline.

    I'll do this Meme next week. Thanks again!

    1. Welcome, thanks for commenting a lot! My first drafts are kind of a nice skeleton of, "And then she...and then she...and then she..." :)

  5. Thanks for tagging me! I probably won't do the thing, but I appreciate the tag. And, well, who knows, maybe I'll make time to do it. Just probably not.

    1. Hahah, you're welcome. I always appreciate your comments either way :)


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