Thursday, 20 September 2012

Next Big Thing MeMe

Thank you for the tag Tara and Kyra - I have seen this MeMe going round and it looks fun!

I thought I would talk about my WIP, to encourage me to finish it! (I have another WIP about clones but thought I'd do this one! I have been tagged twice so I could do the other one another time.)

What is the working title of your book?

Cara Stone Sucks.Com

Where did the idea come from?

Various celebrities being insulted on twitter. I started to think about cyberbullying in general and how when I was a kid I never had to worry about that. At first I thought about a sci fi type setting as I like to write sci fi but it fit better as contemporary!

What genre does your book fall under?

Contemporary with a 'who done it' element.

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

Ah well the main character would be a young Kate Middleton (think shiny very conditioned hair and lots of outfit changes) and the love interest would be a Josh Hutcherson type.

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book? 

When Cara discovers a website solely dedicated not only to hating on her but revealing all of her secrets, she sets out to find out who's behind it and stop them, before their threats turn real.

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

Gosh got to finish it first!

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

Still writing. I started on Monday as part of Fast Draft and am 14k in. (How many of them make sense, we'll see).

Who or what inspired you to write this book? 

See above!

What else about your book would pique the reader's interest? 

I am having fun writing lots of banter between my main character Cara and the love interest Logan. I haven't written banter like this before and it's coming quite nicely!

I tag anyone who'd like to do this - feel free and hook me up with a link here I'd love to hear what you are writing on!

So what do you make of the above? I am worried about the stakes so hope it's tense enough when it's written! If anyone is interested in reading a draft when it's done btw, I am happy to swap a 'readers report' type CP with you! (I will be pestering my current CPs with the clone story see!)


  1. Woah, you started it Monday and are already 14k in? That's awesome!

    I really like the title of this. As far as the stakes go, it sounds like it has the potential to be pretty tense. I guess it mostly depends on the execution. And if that's the case, I think you'll be good. :-D

  2. I'm in awe of your speed writing abilities...
    Clever idea!

  3. This sounds REALLY interesting, Vik! Great title, too--very creative. Would love to read more.

  4. I too think the title is great and the idea is an interesting one to explore. Would definitely like to hear more. Brilliant word count btw!

  5. Wow. That's like speed writing. And I love the premise. Sounds great!!

  6. Love your title and the idea behind it. Can't wait to see how it turns out. Excellent one sentence synopsis!

  7. i love this story! you are just a speedy gal! cant wait to read it! or at least hear more. your head is overflowing with great ideas!

  8. This sounds really good! I think cyber-bullying is a very important topic, and what a great way to tackle it. :)

  9. Tobi - yes am trying this 'fast draft' at the moment. We'll see how it goes! & thank you fingers crossed for the stakes.

    Alex - we'll see how many of them I keep in the revision!

    Randi - thank you. I might need readers so if you were interested might get in touch!

    Suzanne - thank you. If you are ever interested in a swap let me know!

    Ink - thank you, we'll see how many I keep!

    Yolanda - thank you, I am enjoying writing.

    Tara - we'll see how many I keep. Want to get to the end ;)

    Jaime - thank you, fingers crossed I can finish a draft!

    Thanks all for commenting!

  10. This sounds like a great story to me! Very creative and timely idea. Good luck with finishing it. I know I'd like to read it!

  11. I LOVE this title! This book sound like such a great, fun read. I would absolutely pick this up!

  12. Julie - thank you, I might be taking people up on that later ;)

    Kimberly - thank you so much, that's nice of you to say!


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