GUTGAA (the ” Gearing Up To Get An Agent” blogfest hosted by Deana Barnhart) has a game of tag going on. I was tagged by the awesome and awesomely talented Jeanmarie Anaya. Check her out on her blog or on Twitter at @janaya75. Her pitch for her novel OPERATION BREAKUP was selected for #PitchMadness, and I’m betting she’s going to be hearing some amazing new soon. Check her out!
So….since I’ve been tagged, I have to answer the three questions below in the tag game:
- What is the working title of your book? SOUL MOUNTAIN, a YA romantic fantasy.
- Where did the idea come from for the book? I’m also going to repeat what I answered in the GUTGAA Meet&Greet: The initial nugget came to me in a dream. It was one scene, the one where Jimmy saves Emily. Dante’s Divine Comedy, as well as from my dad’s former background as priest, also influenced the shape this book took.
- What genre does your book fall under? I *think* it fits best under YA romantic fantasy.
- Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? Can I quote Jeanmarie? “Please. A movie deal? Can’t even think about that. Right now I’m just trying to find the perfect agent!”
- What is the
one-sentenceshort synopsis of your book? Jimmy saves the living. Emily wants closure. When he’s assigned to rescue her, both will risk their very existence for the other.
- Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? I’m querying for an agent and hoping to go the traditional route.
- How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? Between the initial nugget/dream and when I actually started writing, 1 year. It was simmering. From the moment I started writing the first draft, ten months. And two months of revisions, though I should also say that I wrote most of this book through my UCLA classes, where I wrote and revised, and wrote and revised, and wrote and revised.
- What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? If you loved City of Angels with Nicholas Cage, you’re going to like this book! And this is the first in a planned trilogy. 🙂