Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Next big thing.


This was a doodle I did at my desk about 10 months ago. It, for some reason, got me thinking and a story started developing from it.

A few weeks ago S.K. Anthony was nice enough to tag me in a blog hop called, The Next Big Thing. At the time I was busy releasing Ashes and then the giveaway. So I figured now that time has become a little more free with itself, I would post it. I thought about posting on the next Light Bringer book, but I think, since I am currently writing this story, it may be a good time to share it.

So as per the rules I must now answer ten questions about my WIP. Here we go.

1. What is the working title of your book?   - As of now it is called, The Andious Seed.

2. Where did the idea come from for the book?   - Well as stated above, I like to doodle when I am at my desk, just random things, for w/e reason this one stuck with me. From there I just started free writing and found it very enjoyable to just pull from my head.

3. What Genre does your book fall under?  - YA for sure, but maybe UF, maybe just modern fantasy. Genres are tricky.

4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie version?  -  I am always reticent to post these. Because one, they are never how I see them in my head and two, I always like the reader to form their own versions of the characters.

5. What is a one-sentence synopsis of your book?  -  Oh yay, lol. Um...hmm. Adrian is a troubled student who crosses paths with a stranger who tasks him with the job of protecting the last of the world's magic.

6. Will your book be self published or represented by an agency?  -  Undecided. I have enjoyed SP, but I may go traditional this time. I will know better as I get closer to finishing.

7. How long did it take you to finish the first draft of your manuscript?  -  I'll let you know when I get it finished, lol. I would have been done with it by now, but I decided to write Ashes first.

8. What other books would you compare this book with in your genre?  -  Hmm, hard one. Maybe, Harry Potter meets The Vampire's Apprentice.

9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?  -  At risk of sounding narcissistic, I guess me. It is a collection of things floating at random in my head.

10. What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?  -  So far I have just had a bunch of fun writing it. I got to be more "out there" with the concepts and playing with the magic system this time has been a joy. It has heart warming characters, humor and action. I think it will find a place in people's hearts.

Well there we go. That was actually fun. So now I have to tag people.

First is, Regarding Sileraxe. He has a lot of cool things going on.
Second is, PK Hrezo
Third is, Bird's Nest.
Last I figured I'd return the favor, S.K. Anthony, since I know she is currently working on the followup to Kinetic.

Anyway I hope you enjoyed finding out about my book. As always have fun and keep reading.



28 comments:

  1. I can never select actors either. My characters are unique and I can't see anyone playing their parts.

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    1. Yeah, it is hard. I can see the fun of it, but every time I do it, I feel like it doesn't capture them.

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  2. Protecting the last of the world's magic. I like it.

    Love,
    Janie

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  3. I hate the actors question too. My characters usually look like normal, average people in my head, the kind of people you work with or see on the street. Normal and average is not something Hollywood does.

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  4. Cool! Love the doodle. I can see how it'd spark a whole story idea. I never have actors in mind when I write stories, but I do find pictures on the web of people that resemble them, then I doctor them up to fit the bill.
    Thanks for the tag! I'll try to get something up this month.:)

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    1. Thank you. Yeah it has been fun. That is a cool idea for finding people. Can't wait to read it.

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  5. Very interesting. YA fantasy is probably the most outright-entertaining genre around.

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  6. Cool drawing & great inspiration for a novel that sounds really intriguing! Adrian sounds interesting and the concept is just awesome. Can't wait for more details ;)

    And umm... I guess thanks? For re-tagging me o_0 lol

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    1. Sorry couldn't help it, as always you can deny doing it. I am really enjoying working on it, it feels like an escape from actual work.

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  7. This sounds really cool, Brandon! I love anything magic/testing the boundaries of magic.

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    1. Dealing with magic has been done so much, but there is a reason we always come back to it.

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  8. I love how your doodles inspire your stories!

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    1. Yeah it was cool how it happened. Usually it is in reverse.

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  9. I don't doodle or even draw, but now I am thinking that I should start. It is so interesting how other people get their story ideas!

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    1. It is a good way to get those gremlins in your mind out.

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  10. That's a great way to come up with a story idea!

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    1. I agree. Now I want to pull pout my otehr doodles...as I never throw anything away.

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  11. Very cool. I'm reminded of my high school drawings... Those that took place instead of paying attention in class, where one sheet of paper might end up with very disparate ideas. You've inspired me to go dig those up and seek inspiration!
    Genre's are INDEED tricky (and I rant about it in my post).
    Thanks for tagging me here. It gave me the opportunity to put a lot of things into words. Come have a look when you get a chance!

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    1. Yeah my high school was filled with those same type of drawings. Glad you got to order your thoughts I really enjoyed reading about your WIP.

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  12. Sweet!! Thanks for the tag Brandon! Things have been a bit nuts over here at the Bird's Nest (as always) but I am going to get on this and post real soon. Thanks again for thinking of me!! I appreciate the shout out.

    And I think you know how envious I am of anyone who can draw. You are extremely talented too!! Although my older sister was an absolutely incredible artist, that talent skipped me completely! I can't even draw stick people. Any attempts I have made at art, have been pretty sad and ridiculous. That's why I choose to write. It's the only medium that thankfully works, for me!! :)

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    1. I understand that. Drawing was just something I have always done. Writing is still my favorite of artistic mediums. Can't wait to read about your WIP.

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  13. Sound like your new WiP has the makings of awesome. ;-)

    Good luck with the writing.

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    1. One does hope. :). Thank you, same to you.

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  14. Sounds great! Love the doodle and love that a story idea came from it!

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    1. Thank you, yeah it was a cool moment of art meeting.

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