Sunday, March 31, 2013

Ten Questions! {blog hop}

Greetings and salutations, fabulous peoples! I hope y'all are having a blessed Sunday?
Well, a sweet writing friend of mine, Bethany, tagged me in a blog hop so here we go with another tag-post.
THIS time, it be about...mah fabulouso novel in progress! *grins*
On with the questions...

(a make-shift pretend book cover I made)

1: What is the working title of your book?

 "The Rebels of Florida: In the Presence of the Enemy" Long, I know. o.O

2: Where did the idea come from for the book?

Oh my. Since I started the basic bones of the project about 5 years ago, and it has changed and evolved SOOO much since then, I can't exactly say where I got the first idea. However, over time, I've gotten most of my inspiration for this novel from the world around me and people I know/meet. 

3: What genre does your book come under?

Historical fiction. 

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

Hmmm. That's a ways off. Butt, for starters: Emma. I would definitely play her. She is basically me in historical fiction form, anyways, so wouldn't that make sense? Not sure about the others yet. I suspect I will be very very particular on who plays my precious characters. ;) 

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? 

 Oh gosh. Please. You want me to describe this book in ONE sentence? *Much reluctant sigh* Okayyy, fine. If you really insist upon it. Lemme think.

"Five souls all caught up in the midst of their own battles...five souls caught in the presence of the enemy." 

How was that? :P

6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?

It ain't published yet. But I've got huge dreams for it. That's all I'll say.

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

Once again, it ain't finished yet. In progress, five years and counting.

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

Hm. Tricky. Maybe "Cold Before Morning" by John Paul Jones, for the historical values. I can't think of anything else at the moment. 

9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?

 The people around me, and my own experiences with life. 

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

When I said that it is based of people I know and experiences in my life I didn't intend for that to be taken figuratively. I have literally had to spend hours thinking of ways to manipulate characters so that they don't too closely resemble their inspirations in real could end up being very awkward if certain people found out I was writing about them! :P

Besides that, well, if you're into the War between the States you should love this book. It's a war story as well as a domestic drama sprinkled with a powdering of romance and intrigue. It's factual yet fictional.

My goal is for you to not be able to tear your eyes from its pages until you are finished reading it! 

Learn more about it here. You can also see my make-shift Pinterest inspiration board.


 Now on to the tagging part....

Bah. Forget individual names. I'm tagging everybody on my GFC followers list. If you're subscribed to my blog, you're tagged!
Have fun!

Oh, and be sure to leave a link in the comments so I can see your post. Have a blessed new week!



  1. Thanks for the tag
    Your book sounds interesting.

  2. I love your makeshift cover! Your book really sounds like one I would read. :)