The Next Big Thing

I keep seeing all of these wonderful writers doing this meme called "The Next Big Thing"--most recently Leigh Ann Kopans. This meme revolves around a project we're currently working on. I'm working on something brand-new--like super FRESH new--like "I just came up with this idea last night" new. But I'm so fascinated by it that I want to share some of it with you. Not a lot...but a few details.

What is the working title of your book?
Advance. Which is pretty lame. I'm 98% sure I'll come up with something better soon.

Where did the idea come from for this book?
This picture. (Yes, it's a Dementor. No, I didn't realize that when I first saw the picture.)

What genre does your book fall under?
YA sci-fi

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I don't have actors, but I have pictures.
Here's Marley:

Here's Forrest:

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
After a virus infiltrates the human race and forces alien medics to step in to save humanity, 17-year-old Marley is one of the children left praying her body won't succumb to illness before her soul is mature enough for Advancement to a new body. But when the Advanced start dying, she's forced to find an alternative--and reconsider the origin of the virus.
(yup, I used two sentences. shoot me.)

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
My work is represented by the vruxing FANTASTIC Alison Fargis of Stonesong.

What else about the book might pique the reader's interest?
Earth's social structure revolves around twelve major hospitals. Everyone lives inside the Wards. There are also creepy aliens, invisible things, and transportable souls. And ROMANCE.


  1. Love your new idea! Good luck with it.

  2. Thanks for sharing a bit of your current project. I LOVE your concept!

  3. Great idea. May I consider myself tagged and use this meme on my blog?

  4. This sounds awesome! I love the girl with the blue hair. And that's really a cool meme idea :)

  5. Sounds like a great idea! I can't wait to read the book!

  6. I don't understand blogging etiquette yet, so I just took this idea and used it on my blog. Hope you don't mind. :)

    I think it's interesting that your concept came from a picture of a dementor. Should be good!

  7. Very cool idea. Good luck :)

    Also wanted to let you know I have given you a liebster award. Check it out at my blog: www.anythingimagined.blogspot.com


  8. I'm intrigued. Everyone living within hospital wards-creepy. Glad you posted this meme!