Tuesday, September 18, 2012

a little about meme...

Thanks for the tag, Candilynn!

I've seen lots of you guys doing this MEME. I love reading about what you are writing! I was going to talk about my current WIP, but Candilynn suggested I use POP TRAVEL. I have been so focused on my new story, it will be nice to talk about the one I'm querying.

What is the working title of your book?
Pop Travel

Where did the idea come from?
All the intensified airport security – the exposing, humiliating procedures. Pop Travel doesn’t eliminate them, but I use a less invasive method and dogs, not frisking.

What genre does your book fall under?
It really doesn’t seem to have a main genre. I say sci fi thriller, but I’ve had writing professionals tell me different things. It’s an action adventure, near future, noir thriller…any help there would be great. In queries I just call it a thriller and add that it's an action/adventure, comparing it to a mixture of Romancing the Stone and I, Robot.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie?
I love this question and did a blog hop on it. Leonardo di Caprio, Reese Witherspoon, and Aziz Ansari

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book? 
While millions of people pop travel to teleport every day, ignorant that abusers disintegrate, J.L. Cooper must elude the cunning executives at Pop Travel International to expose the flaw or his brother could be next.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? 
Hoping for representation. Got first request for full and waiting on that. Self-publication takes too much time and money that I don’t have!

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? 
A few months? I’ve been editing so long, I forget!

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I love Michael Crichton. I originally wrote this idea to send to him. After he passed, I was sorely sad, but thought why not write it myself.

What else about your book would pique the reader's interest? 
Besides the action, the technology is plausible – we writers write the future of technology! And the characters are funny and quirky, very likable.

I pass this on to these extraordinary people to tell us about their WIPs!

Vikki     Morgan     Tyrean     Jessie     Kim

And my lovely friend, Chandara (Elizabeth Arroyo) gave me the adorable Daisy Award. Thanks, girl!

I'm supposed to list 7 weird things about myself. I'm not weird! Well, I guess I am...
  1. I love dragonflies. When I was a kid I dreamt of being their queen. Worship me, dragonflies =)
  2. Dogs and kids are drawn to me. I think I relate to them better than other adults, we're so judgy.
  3. I have vitiligo. White patches where my skin pigment dies. I hate it, but there's not much to be done about it...could be worse.
  4. I showercize - a Lazy Housewife thing to do. More on that later.
  5. I never have all the ingredients when I cook. I'm terrible at taking inventory - phooey! I thought I had more of that! So I improvise. The results are usually good and I don't tell until I get reviewed.
  6. I can't stand being the same as everyone else. I have to be different, give things my own twist. I cut up t-shirts, add a splash of color, come up with my own hairstyles, etc. Nothing crazy, but enough to identify me as an individual.
  7. Besides singing my heart out in the car, I mouth the words listening to my ipod when I'm grocery shopping. I like to make people smile with my weirdness =)
I am giving the Crazy Daisy to...
Dana     Gwen     Emily S.     Sherry     Livia

Thanks again and wear a smile today!


Huntress said...

Congrats on your full! *crossed fingers*

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Pop Travel is teleportation? You have my interest!

Brinda said...

Congrats on that request for a full. Woohoo! Also, I love to read novels with funny and quirky charactters.

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Your book sounds really interesting! And I love the actors you picked. :)
The dragonfly thing made me smile. :)

Rena said...

Oh, Pop travel still sounds intriguing. I'm crossing my fingers for you with that full request.

VikLit said...

Pop travel is awesome and deserves publication!

Showercize ? I am intrigued

VikLit said...

Ps thanks for the tag, will decide whether to do for wip or completed MS

Angela Cothran said...

Good luck on the Full :)

And Showercise? It sounds awesome...I think.

Anonymous said...

So many things I didn't know about my own daughter, queen of the dragonflies, Ha-ha!
And boy did you get that from your dad about not wanting to be like every one else. Like, he won't wear jeans.

E. Arroyo said...

Yay for Pop Travel and your full! And you are not weird at all. =)

Livia said...

Thank you for the Daisy Award! That absolutely made my day, Tara! I will post the Daisy Award on my blog as soon as possible! :)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Hail Queen of the Dragonflies! I'm already a fan of Pop Travel and glad to learn more about it. Can't wait to hear the results of sending the full.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Hail Queen of the Dragonflies! I'm already a fan of Pop Travel and glad to learn more about it. Can't wait to hear the results of sending the full.

Gwen Gardner said...

Tara, I'm crossing my fingers for you on your full request:)

I love the idea of Pop Travel - some day I think we'll really be able to do it.

Thank you for the Daisy Award! Doggies love me as well - my granddog cries for 15 minutes when he sees me, he gets that excited:)

Kimberly Gabriel said...

Pop Travel sounds action packed and fabulous!! What a cool premise!

Kelly Polark said...

Fun learning more about you and your book!

I also sing loudly in the car and bring my iPod grocery shopping! ANything to make mundane things more fun!

Morgan said...

Ohhhhh... Tara, thanks SO MUCH for the award passing! ;) You're too cool. And I LOVE the sound of your querying novel... it sounds WAY fun. :D

Good things coming your way! <3

Carrie Butler said...

I like to make people smile with my weirdness, too! :)

Tara Tyler said...

huntress, thanks!

alex, almost like space travel, but not quite, eh?

brinda, i may quirk the scientist up a notch...

rachel, glad i made you smile =) thanks!

rena, with all these fingers crossed, i should have lots of luck!

vikki, thanks, sweetie! and you'll see!

angie, thanks! its fun!

mom, i dont know so much about my boys either...

elizabeth, thanks & you're being nice! i'm weird =)

sheena, thanks, lady!

gwen, wouldnt it be great? thanks!

kimberly, thanks!

kelly, yeah! thanks!

morgan, of course! and thank you!

carrie, yay for us mild weirdos! and i love your new pic! beautiful!

Candilynn Fite said...

Keeping my fingers crossed about your full request. :)))

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks for the Meme!!! I loved your answers on Pop Travel - you've got to get it published so I can read it! It sounds like just the kind of book that I like.

Go Dragonfly Queen with improvised cooking expertise and individual style!

Sherry Ellis said...

Thanks for the crazy daisy! Showercize. Hmmm. I may have to try that. LOL!

Christine Rains said...

Good luck with Pop Travel! I get along with dogs and kids better too. Hmm, showercize. I'm curious!