Thanks to my friend Patricia Sands, here we are with The Next Big Thing — Part Two. Patricia is an author you should know, if you don’t already. She loves many of the same things you and I love. Like what? Travel, chocolate, reading, writing, and more. To check out her website and find out for yourselves. Click Here
Remember when my friend CJ West tagged me in the ongoing Facebook blog hop called The Next Big Thing? Right at that moment, we were working feverishly to finish several new projects which have now hit the shelves. I was excited to tell you about them in The Next Big Thing — Part One, so thanks, CJ for asking! (And if you missed all the excitement get the details: Click Here.)
Now that all five (5!!) of my new Licensed to Thrill boxed sets and my Sampler are published, and the hit Jack Reacher movie starring Tom Cruise is amazing filmgoers in theaters, and you’ve finished Lee Child’s latest book, A Wanted Man, and we’re done with the holidays and the world didn’t actually end on December 21, 2012, and it’s now 2013 — whew — thanks to Patricia Sands, let’s talk about The Next Big Thing (Part Two), shall we?
Under the rules (and we all know how much I hate rules), I’m required to answer these questions about the book I’m currently writing. Hmmmmm. Well, I’ll give it a go, but the very first question is a stumper.
1. Question: What is the working title?
I’ve been worrying this one around for a while. Maybe you can help me. Let’s have a little vote, shall we? I have two titles in mind. Let’s see how many votes we get for each one and declare a winner. And of course we’ll need a prize for doing this heavy lifting, right? How about an autographed, newly minted copy of the paperback version of Fatal Distraction or Don’t Know Jack? Winner’s choice.
So here’s what we’ll do. Pretty simple. Vote for one title or the other. You can only vote once today, but we’ll run the poll through the end of January. So come back and vote again as often as you like. Which title do you prefer? And it would help me if you’d leave a comment below telling me why you like the one you’ve chosen. Will you help?
Name That Book!
2. Question: What is the book about?FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar are back on the Hunt for Jack Reacher. They’ve got no leads and no idea where to look for a man as far off the grid as Reacher lives. But they’ve got to start somewhere, so they begin with his last known associates, the members of his Special Investigative Unit. Or at least, the three who are still breathing after Bad Luck and Trouble wiped most of them out. But this time, another team is hunting Reacher, seeking payback and revenge. Otto and Gaspar arrive at the first subject’s office too late. Now, there are only two subjects left and they’re not expecting to die. Who will find Reacher first? Or will he find them?
3. Question: What is the one sentence synopsis of [insert book name – once we choose it]?
When Otto and Gaspar follow the money Reacher and his companions stole from terrorists, how far will the terrorists go to Get Jack Back? Or maybe: When Otto and Gaspar follow the money Reacher and his companions stole from terrorists, should Reacher Get Back Jack?
4. Question: How long did it take you to write your manuscript?
Ummmm….I’ll have to let you know on that….
5. Question: What do you love about this story?
Everything. Really. Or at least, I will love everything about it before I let anyone else read it. Even you. Sorry.
6. Question: Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Honestly, I don’t think about each of the books independently. To me, the entire series is one long story. And the underlying question is always the same: What’s the rest of the story?
Oh, and of course: Will Otto and Gaspar find Jack Reacher? How will they find him? What will happen when they find him? And the biggest question: who will survive?
Okay. That’s enough tomfoolery. I’ve got to get back to work. Don’t forget to vote to Name That Book! (Check out the sneak peak at the very bottom of this post!) and —
Before I go, here are five writers who will be telling you about their Next Big Thing. These authors would very much like to meet you!
* Give credit to the person / blog that tagged you
* Post the rules for the blog hop
*Answer these ten questions about your current WIP (Work In Progress) on your blog
*Tag five other writers/bloggers and add their links so we can hop over and meet them.
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p.p.s. Have you seen the new paperback versions of Don’t Know Jack and Fatal Distraction? They look terrific, don’t they? Our new paperback publisher, Stonehouse Ink, has done a fantastic job. They’ll be issuing all of my books in paperback early next year. For those of you who are looking for hard copies instead of e-versions, and even library copies, we’re very excited to bring them to you soon! Also, if you have new e-readers or friends with e-readers other than Kindle, all of my books are now available on KOBO, Nook, and yes — iTunes!