The Next Big Thing Blog Hop (Tag – You’re it!) #PitchWars

Published December 20, 2012 by katheryn13

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop (Tag – You’re it!) #PitchWars

Hey, it’s Kat. This is a random post, but I felt this was the place to put it.

So, you may not know this about me, but I write. Yeah, I know. Shocking, huh? Haha. Well, I was tagged by my good friend Karen Y Bynum  to participate in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop and I’m so proud to be a part of this. It has been fun. You should check out Karen’s blog, too, because her writing is phenomenal! Her WIP looks like it’s going to be epic!

For now, I’m talking about my new WIP that I am LOVING…

Here’s a picture that gives a good impression of my story:

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Creepy, huh? I know, it’s a bit dark, but yeah. (took me ages to edit too)

SO…. let’s start.

What is the working title of your book?

Locked Away

Where did the idea come from for the book?

It was out of the blue, really. There wasn’t any specific reason for why I wanted to start it. I suddenly had the idea of a teenage girl with major temper issues. Maybe it’s similar to my own moods occasionally, but it definitely helped fuel Bridget, to make her more real.

What genre does your book fall under?  

I like to think of it as dystopian with a slight paranormal aspect. :)

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

I’ve never really thought of that. I think, honestly, it’s too soon to tell.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

After being locked in a cell for three years and tortured for all she’s worth, Bridget finds herself being moved to an institute for teens, but things aren’t all they first appear.

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

I will hopefully try for the traditional route with an agency.

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

I’m actually still writing the first draft. About half way. So I guess we’ll have to wait and see…

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

Well I hope mine is more original than most, but if I had to choose I’d say it’s a little between Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

I didn’t plan this story, but once I started, Bridget soon inspired the rest. She’s been given a bad hand, and I guess she wants other people to know how she’s going get through it. Also, books like what I mentioned above, definitely inspire my ideas in one way or another, but I like to put my own little spin on things. :)

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

It has a bit of deadly romance, lots of angst and powerful discoveries.


3 comments on “The Next Big Thing Blog Hop (Tag – You’re it!) #PitchWars

  • Very cool! I liked the first half of the Mara Dyer book, but I was kind of bummed by the paranormal slant. If it was just PTSD and Mara’s twisted take on reality, to me, that would have been so much cooler. the vibe of that book was great though. I think mood disorders and mental illness are really interesting subjects for YA–even with a fantasy element, if the mental health aspect is written respectfully (not cliche) it can add so much. I’d love to write somethinglike that but not sure I can.


  • Fantastic post, Kat!! Locked Away sounds awesome!! Excellent title by the way. Love the dark and edgy vibe. I like to torture my characters too, totally get that. lolz Also think it’s so cool that you’re writing a dystopian! It will be epic!! And thanks for the shout out! You rock! :D

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