Sue Lyndon tagged me in this blog hop, so you can
blame her thank her for this post.
Here are the rules:
- Give credit to the person/blog that tagged you
- Post the rules for this hop
- Answer these ten questions about your current WIP (Work In Progress) on your blog
- Tag five other writers/bloggers and add their links so we can hop over and meet them.
1. What is the working title of your book?
The Vengeance of Mrs. Claus
2. What genre does the book fall under?
That is a tough question! Contemporary DD with a touch of fantasy, I suppose?
3. Which actors would you choose to play your characters for the movie rendition?
I will decline to answer this question for the same reason that I give little physical descriptions of my characters: I don’t like assigning races/ethnicities to fictional characters. Let’s just say that a few “characters” from blogland make an appearance. 😉
4. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Fresh-faced, slightly spoiled college kid learns that Santa is real, but it’s Mrs. Claus she should be worrying about!
5. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
It will be published with a commercial publisher, but since the details have not yet been sorted out I won’t say which one. Hoping for a release by early December.
6. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I wrote this one extremely quickly because it was a lot of fun. Instead of the intense drama of Kat and Natalie, it’s a lot of silliness mixed with loving family interactions plus the sweetness of a mother-daughter bond. I think that it took me approximately ten days to write, but that included all-out sprints of writing up to 8,000 words per day. I was a bit crazy and running on the adrenaline of receiving my first acceptance letter for The Way Home.
7. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Wow. Um…absolutely nothing in my genre. Nothing outside of my genre, either. Can we just call it unique? 😉
8. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I wrote a little snippet a while ago of dialogue between “Ana” and Santa at the North Pole. At that time several blogging friends who shall remain nameless started a campaign saying that I deserved a spanking. (As if!) I tossed off a few lines to amuse myself with “Ana” pleading her case to Santa and being told that the only way to avoid lumps of coal for Christmas was to behave. The response was so positive (several blogging friends who shall remain nameless were positively gleeful at the idea…hmph!) that when I was looking for new story ideas I revisited that snippet, changed the name of the main character, and had fun.
9. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
This story also contains my first M/F scene! I put up a snippet for Six Sentence Sunday and was shocked at the positive response. I felt silly writing M/F, but people liked it and called it hot (MY writing…hot? I didn’t even know my writing could get lukewarm!). Since The Vengeance of Mrs. Claus is such a lighthearted story and doesn’t take itself seriously, it was a perfect place to continue experimenting with the M/F scenes.
I think it’s the perfect Christmas story for even grumps who don’t like Christmas. It has a little bit of everything to satisfy many different tastes, it has a happy ending, and it’s just plain fun. Didn’t you always want a Christmas spanking? 😀
Tag, you’re it!
I’m tagging these five authors: