My Next Big Thing


Last month Marlene Dotterer tagged me and I got sick and forgot (bad Alica) then on Monday Bill Jones Jr. tagged me so here I am being interrogated um answering questions about my next big thing.

What is the working title of your book? Legacy of The Feathered Serpent

Where did the idea for the book come from?
Well, this is the second in my Phoenix Child series and my heroine is now traveling the world to save magical beings. I decided to start in Argentina and Peru.

What genre does your book fall under? Young Adult/ Urban Fantasy/ Coming of Age

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? About 6 months.

What other books would you compare your story to within your genre?
I have no idea, is that bad? When I read other YA books I either think my book is better than this, or mine is as good, or I have no business even writing a grocery list, this book is amazing, this is art, I will never write words again! Anyone out there who’s read my book, who do I write like????

Who or What inspired you to write this book? The strength and intelligence of the kids in the group home I work at. My obsessive love of, other cultures, food, and Cirque Du Soleil. Add in my love of myths and legends and not being able to travel at this time.

What else about your book might pique the readerโ€™s interest? Um let’s see I have diverse characters, and as they travel my characters meet people from all over the world with unique backgrounds, lifestyles, religions, and beliefs. Also there are fun quotes at the beginning of ever chapter.

I found a few brave people willing to let me tag them ๐Ÿ™‚ So go check out their blogs and find out what their Next Big Thing is! Fun fact- I know all these people in real life and they are willing to admit they know me! So you know they have to be fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Tara Simone

Kris Tualla

Amanda Gorden

Amy Bright


Elaine Charton

7 responses »

  1. Pingback: The Next Big Thing « Amanda Lyn Gordon

  2. These are always interesting to read! I feel that way about who I write like. I know who I like to read, so maybe I write a little like them? I did have someone read a draft of a middle-grade book I wrote, and she actually used the name “Judy Blume.” I wanted to hug her for eternity. LOL.

    I’ve been tagged too, and there’s a draft post waiting for me to polish and publish. Guess I’ll get to it soon!

  3. Hi Alica. I enjoyed learning a bit more about you and your recent project. I’m always so impressed by how quickly other writers fly through their first draft. I’m an edit-as-I-go writer and only have polishing to do when I finally reach the end. It took me six months to write a 30K novella in 2012. My goal is to write two novellas in the same time frame next year.

    Best of luck with your series. ๐Ÿ™‚

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