Today I'm introducing you to my NaNo 2012 WiP. A YA horror novel with creepy ghosts, a spooky Lake District hotel, and amateur ghost hunters.
What is the working title of your book?
Where did the idea come from for the book?
I've been playing around with the idea for a while. I've always wanted to get my claws into a ghost story and I've always been fascinated with hotels, especially haunted ones. The basic idea has been jotted down for a while. The characters are a wacky supernatural-obsessed bunch I used to write about in a series I worked on in my teens. They fitted perfectly into this WiP.
What genre does your book fall under?
Horror. As usual.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I don't usually think of actors and actresses. Some may inspire a look like Michael Welch did for Scott. But it's really not my thing to look for the perfect actor or actresses when I'm writing.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I hope it'll be represented. :) I'm hoping there's an agent somewhere out there who is looking for horror and/or ghost stories.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Thirty days. I completed it during NaNo last year.
What other books would you compare this story to in your genre?
Any book that involves ghosties!
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
My characters, the Lake District, Lodore Hotel, Keswick (a picture you can find on the project's pintrest board), The Big Freeze 2010. Generally my love for a chilling ghost story which I hope this will be!
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?