Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Next Big Thing Blog Chain

I was tagged for this fun blog chain by David West at Nephite Blood, Spartan Heart. I get to talk about my WIP, or one of them anyway. So here goes!

What is the working title of your book? Shattered Skies. I got that from the hymn "Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise" from the line that says, "Ere long her king will rend the skies..."

Where did the idea come from for the book? It's the third in the series that begins with Defenders of the Covenant. (The second is called The Ransomed Returning.) I just put all my characters into another crazy, difficult situation to solve. I came up with a villain I really love--a woman who is passing herself off as a goddess and trying to take over the world. I also wanted the main characters to continue to grow and change.

What genre does your book fall under? LDS science fiction adventure.

What actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? I really have no idea. I'm not all that familiar with actors names. Angelina Jolie might be good for the false goddess. That's kind of how I picture her. Only bald...

What is the one sentence synopsis for the book? Ha ha. I really haven't come up with one yet, so here goes. When a terrible illness and a beautiful goddess threaten the peace across the world, Derek Halstead and the rest of Zion must once again rise to the challenge. (Wow. That's bad. I'll have to work on that one.)

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?  Neither. I assume it will be published by my current publisher, Walnut Springs. I don't have an agent.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? Fifteen months. I'm hoping to shorten that for my next project.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? Is it bad that I can't think of any? My genre is not that big. But really it has the same elements as any sci-fi adventure novel, just with religion added in too.

What else about the book might pique the reader's interest? It's the last of the series and wraps up all the characters' stories. I am so going to miss them when it's all said and done!

Now to tag some others!

TM Hunter at The West(ern) Chronicles
Terry W. Ervin II at Up Around the Corner
Jackee Alston at Winded Words
Tyrean Martinson at Tyrean's Writing Spot

And anyone else reading this who wants to participate.


David J. West said...

Very cool Angie, I have to get signed copies when I see you next at Storymakers or LTUE.

Yolanda Renee said...

Sounds like a great WIP, good luck with it. And wrapping things up and leaving the characters behind very hard.

Angie said...

Thanks, you guys?

David J. West said...

Why the ? Angie, what'd I say?

Charity Bradford said...

Sounds wonderful Angie. I've added your series to my list for when I have more time to read. It will be interesting to see how you've combined scifi with religion.

Angie said...

Yeah. I can't type on my iPad. Should say Thanks, guys! You too, Charity.

dellgirl said...

This sounds like a lot of fun, enjoyed reading about it. Lots of luck to you.

Larry and Cindy said...

Angie, What a great post!!! Thank you so much for coming to Las Vegas for our Book Club! Everyone really enjoyed your presentation and they are still raving about it!!! Thanks so much for the blog update and all the wonderful writing you do!!!

Carolyn V said...

Love it!!!! I love the name you've chosen!

Angie said...

Thanks, Dellgirl! You too, Mom.

L.T. Elliot said...

I can't believe it's the end already! Great answers, Angie. I'm so happy for you!