The Next Big Thing

2012-Sep-19 -> from the talking-about-writing department Tags: writing legacy 

The Next Big Thing

We all want to write it. Who knows what it's gonna be. But this blog hop was designed to maybe find it. My good friends Susan Taitel and Reggie Ridgway put me up to this, and so here it is, my answers to the questions for "The Next Big Thing". (Hey... maybe it's me?)

What is the working title of your book?

Legacy, Book II of The Time Weaver Chronicles

Where did the idea come from for the book?

Legacy is a continuation of the story started in my debut novel, The Time Weaver. In The Time Weaver, we met Seth, a Time Weaver, though he grew up not knowing it. He's taken to the world of Galadir, and learns about its history. In Legacy, we go back in time one hundred years to the Lyecian war and see how it all began.

What genre does your book fall under?

Epic fantasy.

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

My first choice for the young Gladius would be Kevin Zegers. Young, brooding, temperamental, ambitious. I think he's perfect for the role. Krycin on the other hand would have to be played by a nobody. I don't think a big name actor would fill the role the way I would want to see it filled.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

"History tells a story of an insane wizard who was defeated by a hero of light, but behind every story, there is a truth that was never told."

That's really the best I could come up with in a short amount of time.

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

Self-published, all the way. I wouldn't have it any other way.

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

Nine months. One month for the first fifty thousand words, and eight months for the rest.

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

That's hard to say. I've been told my stories are pretty different from what's out there right now. That was the intention when writing them. I would have to leave it up to the reader to decide if it is comparable to other books on the market.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

Nothing really inspired me to write it. Writing has become a need to me. I write my stories because if I don't, they haunt me. At least this way I can get them out and share them with the world.

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

Intense combat scenes, powerful magic, deep and compelling mystery. Characters, lands, cultures and races never before seen.

So that's it, all about my latest work in progress in ten questions. I'm currently in the middle of editing, and have a tentative release date of January 31, 2013.

If you're interested in Legacy, and want to see how the story started, pick up a copy of The Time Weaver, Book I of The Time Weaver Chronicles today!

Thanks for reading!

I'm always interested in hearing what you have to say. Contact Me, I'd love to hear from you.

Don't forget to join in on the conversation in the comments section below.


By Maggie on Thu 20 Sep 2012 12:43:53 am [ Reply ] Hi!I'm a fellow blogger from ABNA that Susan tagged for this week so I wanted to come see what your book was about. I *think* I remember The Time Weaver from ABNA, and if I'm correct, I remember really liking the premise - and that's from a reader who typically shies away from fantasy! This sequel sounds just as intriguing, and I wish you the best in publishing! I really enjoyed your response to the What inspired you to write question. It was almost identical to my own response! Cheers!

By Thomas A. Knight on Thu 20 Sep 2012 04:31:53 pm [ Reply ] Hey Maggie! Thanks for dropping by. I'll be in ABNA again this year, with a brand new pitch, and hopes that I actually make it through this year. I've gone a new direction with it, so here's hoping, right? :)

By Aubrey Hansen on Mon 24 Sep 2012 11:47:53 pm [ Reply ] This is an awesome questioniare. :D I'm excited for your book!

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