The Next Best Thing…Write on, write on!
Rise in Excellence!
Rules are: Answer ten questions about your current Work In Progress on your blog. Tag five writers / bloggers and add links to their pages so we can hop along to them next.
What is the working title of your book… Working Title is Bridges Buried in Darkness
Where did the idea come from for the book? Looking to expand the genre and build on the basis of my internal science theories, I thought of the Alternative Lifestyle community and its spiritual roots in Yoruba as well as other Cultures representing the gate-keepers of other realms. Also, I needed a beginning chapter to tie my previous Novels (Renpet and N Eternity Reclaimed) to. In fact, this new project was exactly what I needed to bring forth the entire concept of The Renpet Phenomenon to light.
What genre does your book fall under? Bridges Buried in Darkness would rise within the Afro-Futuristic Genre as a Paranormal, Sci-Fi Drama. Afro-Futurism is a genre on the rise that represents the Nubian (Afrikan) experience within the world of science and nature…the world of internal science.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? My main character, whom I cannot name at this moment to protect his identity, would be perfectly played by Yassin Bey (Most Def)
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? Novus City, home to mass gentrification and Directive Living’s harvesting of a new energy supply…spiritual emissions.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? On the fence about that, thinking I may still go the route of representing myself with the help of my Afro-Futuristic Sistren and Brethren.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? About 5 months. Since it will be a short Novella series, looking at releasing the first book in the series in late March.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? Comparison is such a touchy word with me. Um.
Who or What inspired you to write this book? A few things inspired this book:
Maafa 21 DVD which tells of possible dealings of a certain organization that has a secret agenda of mass sterilization of the urban populaces globally.
Janelle Monae’s ArchAndroid Album which is like a Audio Afro-Futuristic Novel.
Gantz the japanese live-action and anime about an on-going other-worldly immigration problem on Earth and a Black Ball in a room that is the root of it all.
The actual concern of gentrification taking place in NYC
And, at the risk of being comical, all the vegetarian and vegan junk-food out there that is produced as a product and not so much as a source of nutrition.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
I am working on a launching a fundraiser for this project: Who is Peter Sekham?
You can preview the periodical you-tube videos I will be using to promote the fundraiser. You may use these links to get a glimpse of the project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ2c3_gp_b4
Also, be sure to check out my other novels
Below are the links to the next chain of authors, who will be posting next Wednesday. Be sure to bookmark their sites and add their new releases to your calendars.
1. Rasheeda Philips: Afro-Futurism/ Sci-Fi and Community Advocate
2. Valjeanne Jeffers: Erotica-SciFi and Fantasy
3. BALOGUN OJETADE: Sword and Soul/Sci-Fi and Period Afro-Futurism
4. L.M. Davis: SciFi/Paranormal and Speculative Fiction
5. Bill Campbell: Speculative and Afro-Futurism Fiction