Thursday, November 1, 2012

WIP Blog Hop - I Got Tagged!

So, a wonderful author, Connie Sokol, tagged me in a WIP (that's Work In Progress) blog hop. So, here's what I'm querying. I picked it because it's a complete manuscript. SITMOL is only half done and I think needs a new title as it's taken an interesting turn. Anyways, here's the lowdown and see which 5 authors I tagged below:
What is the working title of your book?
Fallen Angel
Where did the idea come from for the book?
This story is the backstory of how Desdemona's parents met and fell in love. (Desdemona was my Italian alter ego when I sang and rowed a gondola in Las Vegas)

What genre does your book fall under?
Contemporary Sweet Romance 

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I am stumped on this one. Mostly because I don't think anyone looks all that Italian. But I'd love Catherine Zeta Jones to play the mother Francesca!

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
  Okay, so I cheated, but this is 100 words.
In Fallen Angel, Antonio does not believe in love at first sight, until he sees her fall into a street in Milan and get hit by a motorcycle. Compelled to know who Renatta is and if she can return his affection, he becomes her hospital volunteer only to learn that the accident erased her memory. The to love is further obstructed by her tyrannical mother, her opera career, Renatta’s fiancĂ© (Marcello), and Antonio’s lower social status. If he fails, Renatta will wed Marcello and sentence Antonio to a lifetime of loneliness, for love at first sight never happens twice.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I am querying but if it doesn't pan out, I'll go the self pub route.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
A long time. Close to two years I think. And then I've been editing for more than another year.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?
ME, Italy, opera.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
So this would be way fun to film cause you'd have to be in Italy and who doesn't want to be in Italy! It's a clean little romance. The characters have to redefine their ideas of love and what makes a family. And is love worth giving up everything for?
Thanks for taking a minute to be interested in my latest writing progress! Okay, taggees--you're up!

1 comment:

  1. Okay, Lisa, I'll post mine Monday. Good luck with Fallen Angel.