I found this post on friend and author Tina Glasneck‘s blog, so I’m giving her props for this, and copying it to try myself. It’s not a real interview, in the sense that there is some famous interviewer asking me questions (that will come one day soon, I hope!) But this is a nice set of questions that can shed some light on what I’m working on, for anyone interested in the novels that I’m writing.
~Answer the ten questions about your current WIP (Work In Progress) on your blog
~Tag five other writers/bloggers and add their links so we can hop over and meet them.
TEN INTERVIEW QUESTIONS FOR THE NEXT BIG THING:
What is the working title of your book?
I’m working on book two of a trilogy called The Light-Whisperers of Kalevala. This particular book doesn’t have a title yet.
Where did the idea come from for the book?
I finished the first draft of book one, and decided that the story needed a continuation. As for ideas for the story in general, several of my other blog entries refer to my sources of inspiration.
What genre does your book fall under?
Fantasy. More specifically, cross-world fantasy (where the characters travel from this world to another realm), with perhaps a few elements of urban fantasy.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I don’t have any specific actors in mind at the moment, but if a movie were to be made of this trilogy, I would want actors native to the area where the book takes place (northern Scandinavia).
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
It’s still very early in the story-telling process and I’m creating a lot as I go, so this will change soon—but right now, my one-sentence synopsis would be: War is brewing—war that threatens not only Pohjola, but Earth, as well. Yeah, I need to work on that one-line synopsis a little bit more…
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Haven’t decided yet.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Book one took me almost two years to write the first draft—I’m now in the editing phase of that one. Book two I’ve been working on for a month or two, and I’ve got about 10,000 words so far.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I’d say The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, and Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
So many things are sources of inspiration for me. For this trilogy, my love of Finnish mythology and folk music were big parts of my brainstorming sessions.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
For lovers of fantasy series, this will be a trilogy with possible companion books, as well. For those who prefer a stand-alone tale, each of the three books is being written as a single story. I think it would appeal to anyone who likes a fantasy story with real-world elements, or anyone who likes a story with an exotic setting. Basically, I’m writing the sort of story that I would love to read, and I hope others will, too!
And now I’m tagging some other writers! Check out their blogs–whether they do this little questionnaire or not. You know you want to!