WIP Blog Hop: The Next Big Thing

The Timekeeper's Journal

I’m late for a very important date. I was tagged by Christina McKnight and now it’s my turn to take part in the Work In Progress Blog Hop. I have to answer a few questions about my current work in progress, so here I go.

What is the working title of your book?

The Timekeeper’s Journal.

Where did the idea come from for the book?

I had the idea one day while writing in my journal. I wondered how devastated I would be if someone ever read my entries. Or what if someone found my journal years from now? Those simple questions sparked the idea for this book, and later developed into a story about a man in control of time.

What genre does your book fall under?

There are elements of science fiction but the story is mostly fantasy. It’s a Science Fantasy novel with a side of romance.

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

This is a tough one. I’m more of a classic film fan and I don’t watch many modern movies. I practically know nothing about today’s actors. For my hero, Piper Toll, and for the villain, Ashar, I’ll take any two talented and young and handsome hunks. It really doesn’t matter who.

For the heroine and Piper’s companion and heart, Selene Fenni, she’d definitely have to be a sophisticated actress with a Spanish accent. She’d be a bombshell for Piper but someone he’s not actually interested in…

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

The Timekeeper sets out to prevent history from repeating itself.

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

My plans are to seek self-publishing but I’m also open to the traditional route. I suppose I’ll decide when the time comes. But I’m a long way away from publishing.

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

I’m still writing the first draft, and I hope to finish by the end of this year. Fingers crossed!

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

I would like to compare my book to:

  • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells.
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

I can dream, can’t I?

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

Most of my inspiration came from the people in my life. I wanted to write a novel with a message of perseverance. No matter how bad things look in life, you have to push on.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

If you were given the chance to reverse time and bring back a loved one you lost, would you? Piper jumps at the opportunity but there’s a downside to tampering with time.

Next up I’m tagging:

There are more bloggers to come. I suppose. If anyone else wants to join the bandwagon, hop on. Leave a comment or contact me.

Also, see my post about the Character Blog Hop: Cloverpuff Interviews Piper Toll.

9 thoughts on “WIP Blog Hop: The Next Big Thing

  1. I’ve done this challgene before and it’s a fun one. You definitely have me intrigued with THE TIMEKEEPER’S JOURNAL. I’ve always loved books that explore the element of time. I also love the names you’ve chosen for your characters. I’ll keep my fingers crossed all works out for you. This is definitely a book I would buy!!

  2. Hi Lanise! Hey, do you need a beta reader? I sure do! We both write in similar genres, so why not do a manuscript swap once you’re done? My first ever beta reader, Napalm from CC, just finished my novel. It took him a week. Wow, his comments are really helpful! Up until now, I’ve only had critiquers nitpick my chapters, so having somebody give me general ideas on plot, pacing and characterization was really good. Now I need to spend a couple week making the changes he suggests (and which I agree to, of course!). He caught a couple “convenient” plot moments.

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