Apparently this is a thing going around the writing blogosphere. I got tagged by Bryce Wilson, and meant to do this last week. I thought this would be a good way to talk about what I'm working on right now. So here goes!
What is the working title of the book?
The Dream Sutra
Where did the idea come from for the book?
Back in college, I had the idea of writing a book my niece might like. I spotted the word "dream" in a Ray Bradbury book (From the Dust Returned, to be specific) and ran with it.
What genre does your book fall under?
Young adult psychological fantasy adventure.
What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a
Not a clue. I'd actually prefer an animated version, so who knows? Maybe there's a part in there for John DiMaggio.
What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
Sonia Obata and her classmates are having a massive group dream every night, and she must use an object called the Baku's Fang to travel through the dream world and find a way to shut it down before it collapses and kills everyone.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
The first form took a few months, but that was just something I made up as I went along. I changed the premise of the story a few times before I found the current version, and I think it took something like six months to finish each draft.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Who: my niece; What: all sorts of things -- shoujo manga, other YA books, psychology, Miyazaki movies, Buddhist philosophy, various other anime, manga, video games, books, and stuff.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
At one point, Sonia and her friends have to get past a Frankenstein, a firebird, and a ninja to get through a maze.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I'll go the agency route.
My tagged writers for next Wednesday are
Crap, I don't know enough writing bloggers. Sorry.