05 October 2012

The Work In Progress Blog Hop

Yes, I joined another blog hop! We have to answer questions about our Works In Progress. Join if you like and send me a link. I'll provide it at the bottom of my post.

Okay, here we go!

What is the working title of your book?
Precinct 9

Where did the idea come from for the book?
I wanted to write an evil character, but I wanted the evil traits to unfold throughout the story and not through concrete character development of the villain. The more I develop the storyline, I find myself plugging away at this concept.

What genre does your book fall under?

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Viggo Mortenson as Captain Grant Elliot and Reese Witherspoon as the protagonist, Kelly Cooper. As for the villain, I think a good pick would be Hugo Weaving, the dude who played Agent Smith in The Matrix Trilogy.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? 
Sergeant Kelly Cooper is transferred to Precinct 9, where her new boss, Captain Grant Elliot, assigns her three cold cases which will either make her career or send her packing.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I'm pretty sure it will be self-published. I'm not one to wait around for a gold nugget.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I'm still writing it! I have fifteen chapters written on three separate works. How does that happen???

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
The Alienist (Yeah, I wish)

Who or What inspired you to write this book?
My husband. He said he would help me with the investigations part. After all, he is a veteran investigator who spent three years as an NCIS agent. Woot!

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Ever wondered how people wind up missing just for "friending" someone on some social networking site?


Now it's your turn! Sign up.


  1. I like how you're putting a spin on social media. I would definitely be interested in reading Precinct 9. It sounds awesome!

    1. Thanks! I might have to join a blog hop where you post the first 500 words of your WIP! lol

      That would be awesome.

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    3. Yeah, that sounds like fun! :)

    4. Diane, is there such a blog hop? I'd love to take part as well.

      Your WIP sounds interesting!

    5. Yes, Kay. You just create a blog entry on your blog and answer the 10 questions about your WIP. When done, fill out the entry at the bottom of my post and provide your link. Have fun!

  2. Viggo! I love Viggo Mortenson. He was excellent as the devil in the Prophecy. Your story sounds like it will be very intense. :)

    1. Lara! I fell in love with his character Aragorn on Lord of the Rings. Captain Grant Elliot is Aragorn without the grunge! lol

  3. Great pitch, Diane. Sounds like my kind of book!

  4. Diane, really you are quite busy! How do you find all the time? You must be mega-organized! This sounds like an interesting blog hop.

    And Precinct 9 sounds interesting! Good luck with it and with your writing!

    1. Thanks, Lena, for your best wishes and all. As for staying busy, my doctor calls it self-medicating my OCD. :D

  5. It was fun learning more about your book, Diane. :)

    1. Thank you, Kelly. Sometimes I need the encouragement to make me pound out the pages, though I'll never do it as fast as you do! :D

  6. Way to go, Diane! Sounds like an interesting page turner in the works...best wishes with your literary success.

  7. Oh wow, this is a great blog link-up! I might have to join in on this one, now that I actually have a WIP (happy dance).

    Your idea sounds really intriguing - I love the concept of people going missing just by 'friending' someone on the Interweb. I haven't read much suspense and the thought of writing one fills me with dread and fear! Good on you for taking up the challenge!

    Best of luck and can't wait to hear how it goes!


    1. So much thanks! I hope you do join. I'd like to read about yours. Don't forget to link up. If you want the code to put on your blog, send me a note and I'll email it back to you.

  8. I'm so angry! Your plot sounds amazingly fun! I wish I were an eighth as creative.

    1. Oh no, don't be angry! LOL

      Actually, I'm angry that it's taken me this long to compile the story I want to tell. It's been 10 years trying to learn how to get it together.

      I'm glad you like! :)


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