The Next Big Thing

Betsy Tagged me in The Next Big Thing! For my ROW80 update, scroll to the bottom

1) What is the working title of your next book?

My WIP is The Chapel at the End of the Universe. It’s the “next” one that I’m writing, but not the “next” one that will be published.

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

A publisher announced a new imprint specifically for GLBT Faith-based romance, and I was immediately hooked. After starting the first book, it’s title turned out to be The Sojourner’s Guide to the Galaxy. The rest of Douglas Adams‘ classic series  came naturally.

3) What genre does your book fall under?

GLBTQ Faith-Based Romance

4) What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition? 

My friend, cover model John Quinlan

John Barrowman would play Doug, and either Jason Statham or The Rock would play Quinn, although I have to admit the look of Quinn came from romance cover model John Quinlan, who is a big sweetie! Hmmm… I wonder if John can act?

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

Doug is surprised to find that instead of being placed with a normal church, he is being sent to a Las Vegas wedding chapel; even more surprising is finding a love greater than he’d ever thought possible.

6) Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

Although I’d love to have an agent, the one I like best might not accept all three of the combined genres. I will not self-publish, but I may approach a small press directly.

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

My hopes were to make this my NaNoWriMo novel, but I’m way behind.

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

The whole point of writing the Pangalactic Sojourner series is that there is a distinct gap in the market for GLBTQ Christian Romance.

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

I’ve been active in seeing two churches become Open and Affirming. For reasons beyond my comprehension, it is important to me that GLBTQ persons be able to fully participate in the Christian community.

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

All the main characters in the Pangalactic Sojourner series are big SciFi fans, whether they’re just voracious readers, or love to dress up in elaborate Cosplay outfits.

According to Betsy’s site, the other people she tagged along with me are:

Quincy Allen
Travis Heerman 
Ari Marmell

Here are the people I’m tagging for next Wednesday:

Rob Brunet

Tiffany Reisz

Anyone else? If you’d like to be tagged next, please let me know!


And now my update for ROW80:

My word counts are way up this week, but not all of it was for NaNoWriMo. A few days ago I made a conscious decision to set down my NaNoNovel long enough to finish Stolen Cities, a SciFi short intended for submission to a local anthology. I’m currently whittling it down from 8k to the 5k limit so I can submit it in early December.

I don’t think I’ll be able to complete NaNoWriMo this year, but there’s a glimmer of hope. As far as the overall goal of concentrating on writing goes, I’m doing quite well! I might even put off the WIP just a bit longer and do yet another short for yet another anthology.

This week, I have a couple of important extras! A few weeks ago, my first story  was published in an anthology called Precipice. It’s available in both print and electronic formats. Also, I have a short story entered in the America’s Next Author contest, which ends soon. You can read and download that story for free on the website. I’d appreciate your vote (just takes a click on the site, no log in) and if you’re feeling very generous, please leave a review! (requires a log-in with basic info)

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About AmyBeth Inverness

A writer by birth, a redhead by choice.
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