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Work In Progress Challenge

I was tagged today by one Rachel Desilets (my muse / partner in crime) for this challenge, so of course I have to participate. The Rachel must be entertained!

Since I liked her style I’m going to be completely lazy and copy it. Here you go then, my NaNo novel for this year:

1. What is the title of your Work in Progress? 
Submission

2. Where did the idea for the WiP come from? 
This is actually the sequel to Dominance, my werewolf novel. I know the titles sound all BDSM, but really, it’s a play on words. There’s always a dominant person amongst werewolves. I figured what better way to follow up the story about a bunch of dominant alphas than to make a story about a few submissives?

3. What genre would your WiP fall under?
Urban Fantasy, for sure. It might even cross over into horror. I don’t know if it falls under Adult or New Adult (older than Young Adult but maybe not Adult Adult). I don’t know. The protagonist is in college. Suggestions here would be welcome.

4. Which actors would you choose to play characters in a movie rendition?
This is a killer question and it took me forever just to pick someone for Mallory. Times infinity to settle on someone for Roark. After a little deliberation I think Melissa Benoist from Glee could probably play Mallory, my protag, and either Chiwetel Ejiofor from Serenity or Anthony Mackie from the upcoming Captain America movie could probably work for Roark. To be honest though I think I’d want to seek out a lesser known actor for his part, especially since all my favorite picks (like Idris Elba… omg could you imagine him as a werewolf?) are like in their 40s and Roark is supposed to be about 30. They’re a potential couple, y’all. It can’t be a creepy age difference.

5. What is a one-sentence synopsis of your WiP?
Mallory has learned to deal with all the new dangers that come with being a werewolf, but she learns the hard way that a human with a grudge can be much more deadly.

6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I hope to land an agent and/or editor, simply because I would receive a lot more help in all levels of the publishing process with representation than without. I’m still a pretty new writer. Guidance would be very welcome. The notion of an advance is pretty attractive too. That said, I think there are enough opportunities out there for me to pursue and be successful at self-publishing. It’s very possible for me to do both, especially if I write a few between-the-books shorts.

7. How long did it take you to write?
This is a silly question for a WORK IN PROGRESS. It’s in progress. It’s not done yet. I can’t tell you how long it took to write if it’s not done yet. Silly. But these characters have been living in my head since like 2005, if that gives you any idea.
 
8. What other WiPs in your genre would you compare it to?
I’d compare it to the first book, Dominance, because it’s a sequel. I mean, duh 😉  I can’t really compare it to any of my other works, unless you want to get technical and say that I do have one other story with a werewolf. I do, but that wuff is a kid, so it’s not really the same.

9. Which authors inspired you to write this WiP? 
Laurell K. Hamilton is a big influence on these two books. Her and Kim Harrison, as well as Janet Evanovich. Evanovich taught me to be cruel to my characters and not pull any punches in embarrassing them.

10. Tell us anything else that might pique our interest about this WiP.
Well, unlike book 1 where I just tease you a lot, there are some seriously hot sexytiems in the pages. That’s all I can promise as right now it’s still in the outline phase.

So what now? This is the part where I tag too more people to continue the shenanigans. I choose you, Daniel A Samuelson and Rebecca Blain!