The Next Big Thing Award!

I've been tagged in the Next Big Thing award by Laura from Stranger Than Writing, thanks Laura! Please check out her awesome blog :)
This award involves answering questions about my latest project, so I guess I'll use my Camp NaNo novel!

What is the working title of your book? 
I actually don't have one; it's been "Untitled" since I first started planning it! I'm really going to have to sit down and think of one, but it's very hard! I'm hoping eventually an awesome idea will just come to me.

Where did the idea come from? 
The original idea was completely different, I don't fully remember where it came from, but eventually it just morphed into the story I have now! I think I just thought that it would be interesting if I had characters who could control elements (elementalists) and then I started exploring what powers they would have, and then fit their world around them.

What genre does your book fall under? 
At the minute fantasy, but I think this might change during edits! I don't really like the world that my characters are in, so I might change the whole thing, and fit them into our world.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie? 
Oh I really don't know, I'm terrible at questions like this!

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book? 
Alexia has had an affinity with water for as long as she remembers, and now that she's thirteen she can finally develop her powers, starting a journey that will teach her not only how to use them, but about friendship, hope, and to never give up, no matter what.

Will your books be self-published or represented by an agency?
It's far too early for this question!

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? 
It took me thirty days; I wrote it during August's Camp NaNoWriMo :)

Who or what inspired you to write this book? 
The blogging community; that's essentially the thing that made me passionate about writing, and gave me the confidence to try. I heard about Camp NaNo, and a lot of my blogging friends were doing it so it inspired me to give it a try, although I don't think I expected to actually succeed! So thanks, everyone :)

What else about you book would pique the reader's interests?
There are a lot of issues being dealt with in the story, and one of the main themes is never giving up, which I think a lot of people can relate with. I also think people would enjoy reading about the powers that the characters have, which develop throughout the story.

I'm going to pass this award to:
Jennifer at A Creative Exercise
Kate at Fiction and Film
Gina at Gina's Writer's Blog
Krista McLaughlin

Comments

  1. Oh I am very intrigued by that idea, I love the idea of being able to control the elements, and water is my favourite element. Would love to read this one day :)

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    1. That's good to know, I've had my moments of doubt with it! :)

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  2. Sounds interesting, Laura, good luck with the edits.

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  3. Ooh congratulations :) I'd love to be able to control the elements. My favourite would have to be fire :D x

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    1. Thanks, I'd love to be able to as well, it would be amazing! I think that's partly why I went with the idea, then I could pretend it was me! :)

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  4. Sounds very exciting! Controlling water would be interesting! Congrats on finishing your book during Camp NaNo!

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  5. Congratulations on the award Laura, you deserve it! I love the answers too, I hope that you find a book title soon because it could be incredible.

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  6. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my giveaway. Winner will be announced tomorrow, so good luck!

    I was actually tagged to answer these questions by one of my CP's not too long ago. It was fun :) My answers are here: http://writersblog-gina.blogspot.com/2012/08/inspired-to-talk-about-my-book.html

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    1. Thanks! Oh I actually remember reading that, it's hard to keep track of who has done what sometimes! :)

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  7. Thanks for tagging me. I'll get on this sooner or later.

    Congrats again on finishing NaNo and good luck on the rewrites. I really want to see how your story turns out.

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    1. You're welcome :) Thanks! I think I'll need it, there's quite a bit that I want to change! :)

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  8. Hey, I think "The Elementalists" could be a fun working title. I dig the idea of superpowers based on nature, too. Cool ideas!
    Some Dark Romantic

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    1. Thank you! That is a good one, I'll have to remember it! :)

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