The Next Big Thing

Big thanks to Victoria of Victoria Writes and Pete Denton for deeming me worthy of The Next Big Thing tag!

In order to participate, I must answer some questions about my manuscript and pass it along to five other bloggers.

So here goes…

What is the title of your Work in Progress?

The Six Train to Wisconsin
Where did the idea come from for the book?
I was cleaning my toilet when the idea of how hard it must be to be married to a suicidal telepath popped into my head.
What genre does your book fall under?
Literary fiction with a commercial bent or fantasy with literary flare.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Two absolute unknowns to play the wife and the husband.

What is a one-sentence synopsis of the book?

To save her life and her sanity, Oliver brings his telepathic wife to the hometown he abandoned–an escape that threatens to reveal the secrets of his past.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Ask me again in April. 🙂
How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
I was working full time in NYC so drafting was in my spare time spread out over 1.5 years.
What other books would you compare this story to in your genre?
It’s in the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Lovely Bones, a beautifully written book with a strong plot.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I wanted to write a love story that was real and messy.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Have you ever had a discussion that spiraled into an argument with the person you love because you were having completely separate conversations and not realizing it? A Publisher’s Weekly reviewer called it an “emotionally intense, candid exploration of devotion, forgiveness, and acceptance.”
I am now going to tag 5 bloggers. *Please don’t feel any pressure to participate.* But if you want to, I’d love to hear about your WIPs.
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