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The Next Big Thing

I was tagged by anne_barwell. These questions are supposed to pertain to a WIP, but I haven't had a lot of chance to write lately. So, I'll answer the questions about The King's Son because that's what I plan to work on next, and I have already begun on it.

What is the working title of your book?

The King's Son

Where did the idea come from for the book?

I don't want to give too much away about the plot. This is the story of Christopher's son, Anwyll, and a quest for vengeance. I guess all I can say is that the idea for this book came from the first book, The King's Tale.

What genre does your book fall under?

I guess I hesitate to call it "historical" since I think some people think I took too many liberties with actual history. As in, there were no kings in Cornwall at the time of the story, Christopher was given permission to hand-fast with Dafydd, and there was not a "kingdom of Lysnowydh." Instead I'll stick to the Timeless Dreams category. It's set in a relatively accurate historical setting, but I took a lot of liberties.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie?

Oh my. I don't think I could come up with actors for Christopher and Dafydd. Their appearances are so set in my head I don't think anyone could really do them justice. For Cian (the new character) I'd probably pick Roy Dupuis just because he's so gorgeous. Also, Roy Dupuis is French Canadian, and Cian is French Irish. And, maybe Trent Ford for Anwyll. Maybe.

What is a one sentence synopsis of your book?

Anwyll sets out on a quest for vengeance, and along the way he discovers things about himself that lead him to fall in love where he didn't expect.

Will your book be self published or represented by an agency?

Not self-published. I'll send it to Dreamspinner since it's a sequel, really third part of a trilogy.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

I'm still working on it, so I'm not sure. I plan to take my time with this one. I spent three years working on The King's Tale, and only a year and a half working on The King's Heart. I don't plan to take three years, but if it takes longer than a year and a half that's okay with me!

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre.

I'll admit I don't read a lot of books in this genre, not m/m books anyway. All my inspiration came from m/f historical romance novels. I can't precisely remember one that includes a quest of vengeance, but I'm sure there was somewhere along the way.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

Christopher and Dafydd inspired me to continue their story, encouragement comes from a very dear friend.

What else about your book might interest the reader?

There will be no instances of men sleeping with women in this book! In fact at this point I don't even intend to have any strong female characters in the book at all.

I was supposed to tag 4 people...but couldn't find anyone who hadn't already been tagged by someone else. If you're an author and you'd like to participate but haven't been tagged, please let me know and I'll add you to the post!


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Jan. 10th, 2013 06:49 am (UTC)
Its interesting to know that you wouldn't know whom to choose to portray your main characters. I always thought in a way you had someone in mind while writing them :D

Whenever, I read a book I always imagine the characters to resemble certain actors, models, or so on. Now I wonder if I got it right for the books.
Jan. 10th, 2013 11:50 pm (UTC)
Christopher and Dafydd evolved over time and became their own entities...there are no actors that I could think of off the top of my head that would fit the bill as far as those two are concerned.

And....I'm always of the mind that people have to make up their own versions of the characters, that's what makes reading so much fun! So, I'm sure you got it right! ;)
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