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A few years ago, I wrote a book. A few months ago, I edited it. A few weeks ago, it was published.
Today is my birthday. And since today is my birthday, I’d like to make a wish. I wish for my book to someday end up in your hands. 🙂
WARNING: My novel may cause smiling, chuckling, continuous page flipping, and sudden caffeine cravings. Falling in love and crying were also reported in some cases.
Cheers to another wonderful year! To old and new dreams, to love, and to life!
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Hi! Just wanted to let you know that my first novel, HIGH, is now available on Kindle!
The paperback has been available on amazon.com for a few weeks now, but I haven’t really advertised because I was waiting for the Kindle version to be ready. Now that they’re both available for purchase, it’s time to spread the word!
Have a great week!
How it works:
If I tag you, use this format for your post . Include an introduction to your interview post and a link to the person who tagged you for participation. Answer the ten questions about your current WIP (Work In Progress). Include some pictures if possible. Tag five other writers/bloggers by sending them an email and then add their links to the end of your interview post. Their answers should go up the week after. The blog post should be labeled: The Next Big Thing Blog Hop.
Before I continue this post, I should mention that my first novel, HIGH, just got published in December 28, 2012. So technically, it’s no longer a WIP. But because Pete tagged me back in November, when my novel was still a WIP, I will be answering the following questions based on the same book.
Here are my answers:
1. What is the working title of your book?
2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
Burnt out from weeks of working overtime, the idea of wanting to “escape” came to me during a quick coffee break outside of my old job. I felt the urge to flee, but couldn’t. Instead, I made up Sonja Fines, and wrote HIGH.
3. What genre does your book fall under?
4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I would love for an unknown actress to play Sonja Fines. Ryan Gosling could play Chad Miller.
5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Life changes dramatically for uptight, workaholic from Manhattan, Sonja Fines, when she hops in a cab, late for an important presentation—but ends up in Montreal.
6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I originally wanted to get an agent, and I tried to when HIGH was first written as a novella years ago. An agent from L. A. contacted me and read my manuscript, and liked it, but didn’t believe that there was a market for novellas at the time. After putting my book on hold for a while, I went back and turned it into a novel—and I’m so happy I did. HIGH was always meant to be a novel.
After researching on self-publishing and seeing how much it has evolved in the last few years, I thought I’d try it.
7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
The first draft was actually a novella. It took me a few months only because I wrote on and off.
8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I can’t think of a book to compare my story to. Well, at least not right now. But there is a movie I can sort of compare it to. The movie is Before Sunrise. Although the stories are quite different, there are certain elements about the movie that seem similar to my book.
9. Who or What inspired you to write this book?
Life, love, stress, coffee, and the thought of “escaping the norm” are what inspired me to write HIGH.
10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
It’s a quick read, but the story will stay with you for a long time.
Thanks Pete and Robin for tagging me. I had a lot of fun.
It’s finally here. The book cover for my upcoming contemporary novel, HIGH.
Sometime this week, I will be writing a post about the making of my book cover.
In the meantime, I would love to hear your thoughts.
HIGH is scheduled to release this November.
In honor of fall, I thought I’d share this excerpt from my upcoming novel, HIGH.
What is it about the fall that seems sentimental and romantic? There is something magical and mysterious about the way the leaves drop to the ground and how they shimmer in red, gold and brown, creating a blanket of memories. And as you watch the trees become bare, a sweet nostalgic feeling exists inside of you, as you stroll the sidewalks that glisten with traces of rain sprinkled across each path like little jewels. Your heart beats in a different rhythm as your thoughts dwell and wander about. You remember things that should be forgotten because they broke your heart once, and yet you allow them to linger for a while, for the sake of reminiscing. You parade with the hopeless romantics and the broken hearted down the streets, alone, reliving moments that once was. You hold on to these memories until the last day of fall, hoping that by winter, you will forget them all.
(Thoughts of Sonja Fines from HIGH, a novel by Corey M. P. (page 222)