Mar 20, 2013

My Next Big Thing

Thank you to Douglas A Martin for tagging me to be a part of the Next Big Thing, which I'm not sure originated where. Here are my short answers, short because of the mommying/working thing.


Ten Interview Questions for the Next Big Thing

What is your working title of your book?

Housewares

Where did the idea come from for the book?

I was looking at advertisements from the 70s about a year ago. I became interested in objects and how we form attachments through objects, how memory functions through triggers from objects. I became interested in nostalgia as a poetic impulse.

What genre does your book fall under?

Most of my previous work feels multi-genred, but this one feels purely like poetry to me. At least for now.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

I’m thinking this is more of the old-fashioned animated cartoon kind of rendition. Lots of fuzz and sketch marks. Movement occurs through blurring, visual tricks.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

A doily grows up and mourns its childhood long gone.

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

As with most of my books, I will most likely try to place it with a small press.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

This project is still in its infancy. I imagine it will take a year at this rate, primarily because I have a new infant in the house now.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

I hate the comparison game.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

The doilies my mother crocheted.

What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?

There is also an interesting placemat. 

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I've decided to tag five writers that I recently wrote blurbs for. Some of them have been tagged previously, but I thought I would tag them again anyhow. Here they are: Michael Smith, C. Kubasta, Shelby Smoak, Jackie Clark, and Jay Ponteri

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