I haven’t blogged as much lately, so I was happy when my friend Sera Rivers tagged me to be a part of The Next Big Thing Blog Tour. You can check out her post about her work-in-progress — the amazingly titled POE IS ME – by clicking here.
And here are the deets about my Work-In-Progress.
What is your working title of your book? GIRLS LIKE ME
Where did the idea come from for the book? The idea started with a meeting I had in LA two years ago where a producer suggested that I brainstorm ideas for a modern adaptation of LITTLE WOMEN. I never managed to do this successfully, but ended up with about a dozen other ideas, one of which was GIRLS LIKE ME.
What genre does your book fall under? Contemporary YA.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Chloe Moretz as Zoe
Bella Thorne as Nora
Dakota Fanning as Brooke
China Anne McLain as Claudia
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? When a life-changing emergency plane landing compels Zoe Marshall’s pilot father to come clean about the three illegitimate children he fathered back in his days as a ladies’ man, Zoe’s feels like her whole life’s been a lie. But things go from bad to worse when Zoe’s dad invites his long-lost daughters to spend the summer with them in New York.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? My agent is shopping it now (fingers crossed).
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? I’m trying to sell it as a partial. I currently have 108 pages and a 30-page, chapter-by-chapter synopsis. I think it took me about three months.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? Hmmm, I can’t think of any actual books like it, but tonally, it’s Sarah Dessen meets Jay Asher.
Next up on the The Next Big Thing Blog Tour:
Tom Ryan, author of WAY TO GO (Orca Book Publishers) www.tomwrotethat.com
Susanne Winnacker, author of The Other Life, its sequel The Life Beyond (coming March 1, 2013 from Usborne), and Impostor (coming July 11, 2013 from Razorbill/Penguin) www.susannewinnacker.com
Julie True Kingsley, soon-to-be-published author & blogger extraordinaire. http://julietruekingsley.com
Wendy Thomas, 2012 NaNoWriMo winner, chicken goddess, and author of of the ebook: Waste Not, Want Not – How Weighing Discarded Edible Waste for One Month Taught My Family the Value of Food http://simplethrift.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/lesson-678-the-next-big-thing/