One of my fellow contract authors at XoXo Publishing asked for participants in his blog hop so, I volunteered. Today's blog will be about my WIP, or work in progress. Blood Yellow. Good news, Draft #1 was finished at 7:59 AM this morning. Exciting!!! Broke the 50K word mark too. Very happy about that. This is the second book in my series titled, The Blood Series (thank you Terrie N. James for that btw!) Anywho let's get this ball rolling. There are some set questions to which I answered below but I want to throw some extra info out there.
Blood Yellow is quite a good little book, Beta readers love it, and it's jammed back full of twists turns and wonderment! I'm very excited to get this product out there. Blood Purple, Book One in The Blood Series hits the Market this coming Tuesday and I'm hoping Blood Yellow will follow shortly.
With out further ado...I give you, My Work In Progress Questionnaire.
1. What is the working title of your book?
Blood Yellow: Book Two of The Blood Series
2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
When I was writing the first book, Blood Purple, I knew that my story I had to tell would have four major parts, this is part two of four.
3. What genre does your book fall under?
4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Honestly I don’t know which actors I would want to play my characters. My people are of Lebanese decent so it would need to be someone of the Arabic race so I’m not sure there are any real main stream actors who I would select.
5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Their family is being torn apart by evil, will they be able to come together to protect what’s theirs and fight off the uncle who wishes them dead?
6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I look forward to working with XoXo Publishing in the future, they published book 1 so hopefully book 2 will follow suit.
7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I started in January and finished this morning. However I took a few months off to work on the final edits of Blood Purple for its release next Tuesday the 25th of September and parts of the first of the year off for family reasons. If I sat down and added up the time actually spent on writing and planning I would say so far start to finish it takes me about two months to produce 50,000 words.
8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I’ve asked my Beta readers this question and everyone comes up with the same reply, there is just no other book like it around. We compare it to the Midnight Breed series for the simple fact that’s a whole new take on Vampires and their origins so in that sense my world is similar but in reality there just isn’t any current work of fiction like this.
9. Who or What inspired you to write this book?
This book was inspired by Blood Purple, the first book. However my original source of inspiration would be the act of studying my own heritage and my great love for reading PNR
10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
My world takes what you know about vampires, past and present and wipes the slate clean. I’ve created a whole new race one you’ve not seen before. We wonder how human came into existence, thus causing the battle of evolution and creationism, well my world gives you an alternative. Algula created humans and the Gods, yes Gods, created the Algula.
Blood Purple, coming out September 25th, will you be one of the first to experience a whole new Vampire?
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