The Next Big Thing

Ok so I’ve been seeing this TNBT (The Next Big Thing) making its rounds in the blogosphere and since I’ve been procrastinating actually getting significant writing done on my next big thing today, I thought I’d play along and tell all of you a little bit about what I’m working on next 🙂

What is your working title of your book (or story)?

Lost Boi

Where did the idea come from for the book?

This  book has been formulating in my head for the last year or so. Right as I was beginning to wrap things up with Roving Pack and preparing to send it to press, the ideas for this new book started to come to me. I’m really interested in what it means to grow up, all the ways that can look, and the costs associated with doing so. Over the past few months the characters and plot have really solidified for me, and it’s been a delightful challenge to begin bringing them to life on paper.

What genre does your book fall under?

Fiction, really really queer fiction

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Oh goodness! I have NO IDEA.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

A gutterpunk retelling of Peter Pan that is dark, gritty and full of unexpected discoveries.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? (if this applies – otherwise, make up another question to answer!) 

This is a very good question.  Two of my books have been released through small presses, and one through my own imprint. I’m very open to working with the right publisher so long as the content of the novel doesn’t have to be tamed down to meet marketing concerns, and if the right publisher doesn’t come along?  I’ve got my own imprint and will gladly birth this book into the world myself.

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

I have set the goal of having a first full draft of the manuscript by New Years Eve 2013…. wish me luck, and bring me bubble tea, please!

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

This novel will be a very logical book to follow Roving Pack. 

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

bois, femmes, storybooks, dykes, berlin, portland,  pigeons, protocol, D/s, boots.

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

Neverland might be closer than you think, but will it be as wonderful as you imagined it? What will it cost to stay? Or leave?