Friday, November 16, 2012

The Next Big Thing

Happy Friday!

My bloggy friend, author Romy Sommer invited me to take part in a blog event entitled
a series of questions and answers about what’s happening next in my writing life.

Fun, right?
Well, it IS.

So here it is:
The Next Big Thing

What is the title of your book? KISSING KENDALL

What genre does your book fall under? Romance (sweet romance)

Which actors would you choose to play your characters if it were a movie?
Funny you should ask! I did pick out character pictures before I started writing.

Emma Roberts would play “Kendall”


Bradley Cooper would play "Brad"
(original, I know)

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A young widow must decide if she’s ready to move on with her love life—with her deceased husband’s best friend.

Will your book be self-published or traditional?
Traditional (Entangled’s BLISS imprint)

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? If you're not done, how far along are you into the first draft?
Ugh. A long time. I think this one took me about 8 months to write.
The longest EVAH.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Ooh, tough. This isn’t really an “original” storyline—Nora Roberts has done it, as well as other Montlake Romance and Harlequin authors.

Who or What inspired you to write this book? Enough people and reviewers who read GEORGIE ON HIS MIND who hinted that they wanted me to write Brad’s story.

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

Even though it’s kind of a sad story (due to my heroine being a widow) it really does has sprinkles of humor mixed in as well.
And a cute little puppy.
And donut muffins!

See? I told you that was fun!

Now I must invite 3 to 4 other writers to share too.

So I would love to hear THE NEXT BIG THING from Linda Grimes, Carol Kilgore, Julie Jarnagin, and Jessica Lemmon!

Have a GREAT weekend!


Julie Jarnagin said...

I can't wait to read it!

Heather Sunseri said...

Oooh. Sounds great, Jennifer.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Puppies and muffins! Sign me up.

I've always selected actors and actresses for my characters before writing. Helps me to visualize them.

Em-Musing said...

Great fun. Can't wait to read more.

Connie Keller said...

It sounds like a lovely story!

Linda Kage said...

I love Emma Roberts!! Ergo I must love Kendall already too.

I got called to do the next big thing next Wednesday from Ivy Bateman.

I say any story with donut muffins in it has to be spectacular! Can't wait!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Sounds like a wonderful read. Can't wait to load her onto my kindle!

Robyn Campbell said...

Oooh, sounds super, Jennifer! It always takes me a looong time to get that first draft down. *sigh* But this book will be terrific with a capital T! I'm in. (I loves me some cute puppies and donut muffins.) :-)

Bethanne said...

Can;t wait to see a cover for it. :D

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds awesome - can't wait!! :)

I never know actors and actresses - I'm always terrified someone will ask me that question & I'll have no clue!!

Carol Kilgore said...

This sounds so cool! Looking forward to reading Kendall and Brad's story. And not just because I have this thing for Bradley Cooper either - LOL.

Thanks for passing The Next Big Thing on to me. You'll see it soon!

Happy Weekend :)

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Sally Clements said...

you had me at muffins...

Sandra Cox said...

Sounds like another winner.

Nancy said...

Your book sounds wonderful. I love the idea of characters being in more than one book, as leads the second time. Several children's authors do that. I keeps it all in the family and you don't have to say good bye to a beloved character so soon.

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