Friday, 14 December 2012
Forced by the hand of Jackie I've been asked to explain the book / WIP that I have been working on recently. Here goes...
What is the working title of your book?
Where did the idea for your book come from?
I had the idea of writing about a contract killer, but things progressed and a very different book came out.
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play characters in a movie rendition?
I haven't thought about that, but Ray Winstone should be involved somewhere.
What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
A failed assassin has seven days to repay his former boss ten grand.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
It was written in three stages over the course of a year - it probably took 200 hours in total to do the first draft, with at least twice that amount of time editing since.
Who or what inspired you to write this book (story)?
I wanted to write a crime novel from the side of the villain and not the police. As I say, a slightly different book emerged but it's still from the other side. What I wanted to capture was the effect of a life of crime on someone. The despair and hopelessness as opposed to the glamour that is sometimes seen (especially from programmes like The Hustle)
What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
Some of the crimes in the book involve the Banking community getting their long deserved comeuppance.
That's all for now on Seven Daze. Hopefully, early next year, they'll be more news about it. Have a good Christmas if I don't find anything to moan about before then.