Posted September 11, 2017 by Bekka in challenges / 3 Comments

I’m writing again! And it feels so good! I mean, I’m only getting a few words here and there, but I’m in writing mode again, finally. While browsing the BookTubes I ran across this tag and thought it’d be the perfect way to talk about my writing on the blog. I have two ongoing projects, but only one that I think is actually something sell-able, so that’s what I’ll be talking about today.

1. What is the working title of your book?

I don’t do titles. I hate it, and I especially don’t like titling before a project is complete. So my working titles are always one of two things: the main character’s name, or like a vague phrase about the theme. The main project I’m working on is called PiratePersephone on my hd.

2. Where did the idea come from?

This questions always trips me up because, honestly, I don’t know. My books always start as characters first, with maybe one scene in my head, and I work from there to figure out their story.

3. What genre does your book fall under?

This is high fantasy with a bit of a retelling/reimagining of mythology.

4. Which actors would play your characters in the movie adaptation?

I’m not very up to date with current actors; honestly I’m so terrible at that. But here is who I have on my Pinterest board:

Main character:

Love interest:

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

In a world of eternal summer, one young jewel thief finds herself the unwitting passenger of a pirate ship on a high stakes hunt for the key to the underworld.

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

My goal is to have it traditionally published. If that doesn’t work out, I’ll look into pursuing self-publishing. Maybe. I’m not sure since this is obviously a wip and not a finished product.

7. How long did it take you to write the first draft?

It’s not done yet! It took me about a month to write the first 20k though.

8. What other books will you compare your book to?

Working comp titles right now include Truthwitch by Susan Dennard and Antigoddess by Kendare Blake.

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

I started it during a Nanowrimo, so you could say that and also myself. I just love writing. But life got in the way for a while and I stopped prioritizing it. What really inspired me to get back to writing was Gillian’s triumphant return to the internet and her news about Pitch Wars.

10. What else about your book might pique a reader’s interest?

Well, husband-killing, bisexual lady pirates. Greek gods. Jewel thievery. Sea monsters. F/f romance.

Are you a writer too? Tell me about what you’re working on!

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3 responses to “WIP Tag

  1. I ALSO HATE TITLES, my rough drafts are allllways the name of the main character or some kind of novel theme (see my document called zombieghost.docx).

    lol I ALSO hate the actor question because 1) I picture my characters very vividly in my head and so no actor quite matches them 2) I am also old and don’t know the Actors of Today (but damn your pinterest picks *flame emoji*)


    Truthwitch comp ftw


    "Well, husband-killing, bisexual lady pirates. Greek gods. Jewel thievery. Sea monsters. F/f romance." MY DREAM BOOOOOOOOOK GUHHH I need it

  2. What a fantastic tag! I LOVE the actresses you picked for your main characters and any book with the words “husband killing bisexual lady pirates” is something I wouldn’t hesitate to buy if I saw it in a bookstore 🙂

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