Monday, November 24, 2014

My MS Gets The BIG 10

10 spanks. 10 smooches. 10 quickies. 10...OH WAIT!
10 questions about MY MS that Vanessa Eccles tagged me in? Thanks, Vanessa!
Introducing my WIP, MS, BOOK...PIMPBOOKMAMA!!
PIMPBOOKMAMA is all about the journey of newbie writer, Cindy Sikes. Think Legally Blonde for the writer, not lawyer, but with kids, a husband, a sense of humor...and more issues than Playboy. Stop it dirty mind! And that beloved nemesis, the evil Jekyll and Hyde CP.
Come on, we all know one we secretly want to send a virtual virus to!
AND NOW THE 10 QUESTIONS!!
 
1. WHERE DID YOU FIND THE INSPIRATION FOR YOUR WIP?
In my life and yours! It was one of those moments when you sit back and say "I should write about this bologna." Then you put the bologna on the bread and say, "or I could just write about my experiences as a writer."

2. WHAT IS THE SETTING AND HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO THE STORY?
The setting is present day in my city, Oak Harbor, WA. It's not a big deal, but it helps me ground the story more. Plus I hear if you write about a small unknown town, you can help it live long and prosper. (*coughs* Forks)

3. WHAT IS YOUR MC'S MOST LIKABLE QUALITY?
Her voice. It's comparable to those sex line commercial girls. Kidding! She has my sense of humor. Her internal thoughts are so right on the mark of what a girl thinks without the sugar coating. I'm keeping it real!

4. DOES YOUR MC PREFER COFFEE OR TEA?
Decaf coffee. She knows it's the "fake stuff", but she also knows it creates the no hangover headaches, too! But if it were up to her, she'd really like a tall mug of Charlie Hunnam.

5. IF YOU MET YOUR VILLIAN IN REAL LIFE, WOULD YOU RUN AWAY, SLAP HIM (OR HER), STOP FOR A CHAT, OR ASK FOR HIS AUTOGRAPH?
Now why isn't shake the sense into them until their head falls off an option? I'd go with two extremes. The head shaking off or hugging them till they gave in and cried about it. Bethany Pratt is evil for very deep emotional selfish reasons.

6. WHAT ARE THREE WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBE YOUR MC?
Flirty, comedic, emotionally sensitive.

7. IF YOUR MC COULD HAVE ANYTHING IN THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Ohhhhh...no. That would give away too much about the book. You gotta read to find out and see if it happens. You may think, pffft, it's a book deal. But it's not... it's something way deeper.

8. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE LINE IN THE WIP SO FAR?
Too many! But, instead I'll give you 3 sneaks into her "voice":

1. (inner thought when hubs offers tip on writing when she's...in the mood)
Girlie parts disengage.

2. “So, you want to 'ground' me, huh?” I smooth my forefinger along his suddenly muscular arm that when I’m in the mood looks way bigger than I remember. “I’m game. Right after this dinner night, stud. Heck, I’ll even throw in this here apron. And only…the apron.”

3. The good thing is, with Jax gone, I’ve been able to violate Bethany’s code. The “I breathe, crap, lick, and do porno’s with my books” one.


9. WHAT'S THE OVERALL TONE OF THE NOVEL?
I'm gonna use a Dr. Seuss quote: "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." It's all about the self discovery  and what/who truly is important.


10. IF YOU HAD TO COMPARE YOUR NOVEL TO ANY FAIRY TALE, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
My fav fairy tale growing up: One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes. It's all about jealousy and cruelty towards Little Two Eyes for being who she is and given gifts along the way. In the end, Little Two-Eyes has the "and they lived happily ever after" with a prince BUT the sisters come to the castle and repent for their actions towards her. And all is well in fairy land once more! (cue twittering blue birds happily flying)


I'm passing this coveted questionnaire off to my writing collab partner, Elizabeth Seckman, and anyone else BRAVE enough!! Come on peeps!!

33 comments:

Al Diaz said...

Geez! I can't believe you mentioned One Eye, Two Eyes, Three Eyes. It's the very first time someone mentions a children's tale (that's not Disney's) that I actually know. Nice interview, Tammy. Dwarves send you kisses. Start dodging! ;)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sex line commercial girl? Now I'm intrigued. (Not that I have any idea what one would sound like.)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Based on #8 alone, this sounds like my kinda book!

Pat Hatt said...

Do they still have sex line commercials? Maybe 10 seconds long?

JoJo said...

I've never heard of that children's book. Who wrote it?

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Laughing all the way through. I like those fairy tales where even the bad guys end up with their HEA.

SA Larsenッ said...

Cindy sounds like an absolute hoot! This was awesome. Loved it! Jealousy, handcuffs, and Dr. Seuss...it had it all. ;)

Elephant's Child said...

A sense of humour (and snark) makes almost anything much more better.

Andrew Leon said...

"Her voice was like a handful of silk...
being scraped across sandpaper."

No, I have no idea. That's just what came into my head when you said her voice was her best quality.
Just ignore me.

The Silver Fox said...

Fun interview!

Lynda R Young said...

Ha, this sounds interesting, and your MC sounds like someone I'd love to go amoking through the story with. Yes, I made up a word! Or maybe I didn't... is amoking a real word? Bah! It is now! Amok, amok, amok!

Lexa Cain said...

Sounds steamy -- you're foggin' up my screen! lol

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds like so much fun!!! :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

You make me smile. As does your MC's snark. Love those shoes, even if they make my feet hurt just looking at them. :D

Shell Flower said...

Your book sounds hilarious and awesome and so you. Writing about towns in WA seems to make a lot of folks rich. It works for Lisa Kleypas, too, so rock on. Your blog is looking really nice these days, too. Happy Thanksgiving!

Southpaw HR Sinclair said...

This sounds cute!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I knew I liked you. You tell it like it is and go to the gym in pink sparkly heels. "Only the apron." Whoosh! It's getting hot in here. I may need to steal that line for my non-fictional protagonist. Wink.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving, Tammy! xo

J.L. Campbell said...

Now this girl sounds like quite a funny and quirky character. I bet you had lots of fun writing this story.

David P. King said...

One Eye, Two Eyes, Three Eyes? You have no idea how refreshing it is to see someone mention almost completely forgotten fairy tales. :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I didn't even know one could get a coffee hangover.

Chrys Fey said...

Legally Blonde for a writer? I love that! I wonder why no one has thought of that before. Your book sounds like a fun read.

Gina Stoneheart said...

Tammy, I loved reading about your MS. Your books sounds delicious, funny, and filled with an emotional drive stemming from both your MC and villain. I love when we use our own voices and hearts to write our stories. The Dr. Seuss quote you shared is my favorite!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Lady Lilith said...

How very inspirational. Thank you for sharing.

Tammy Theriault said...

Ya'll are crazy supportive and i HEART you for it!!

Christine Rains said...

That was so much fun! A lot of the time I want to shake my villains until their heads fall off, but I'm afraid they might, I don't know, zap me or bite me or something. Your WIP sounds awesome. Have a happy Turkey day! :)

Denise Covey said...

Tammy, you killed me with this interview! You're one cool cat that's for sure. Love the sound of your MC. Never heard of your favourite fairy story, so sad. I must find/read it. I like the idea of your setting making Oak Harbor, WA prosper. Where is that again?

I must look out for some more of these interviews. Too much brain power involved to do one myself. We are in heatwave conditions again and that's very bad for your writing!!!

(Don't visit me yet. Still got my What are you writing? post up. it'll do till IWSG day next Wednesday.)

Denise:)

SuperLux said...

Interesting! And made me laugh too. :D

Medeia Sharif said...

So much fun. I want to read this now.

Empty Nest Insider said...

I couldn't take two steps in those heals, let alone workout in them at the gym! This was very funny! I look forward to hearing more about this wonderful story!

Julie

Mark Koopmans said...

Yo TT :)

Glad to hear you're still Zany with an X and enjoyed reading the answers :)

GOOD LUCK !!!!

cleemckenzie said...

Sexy stuff! And fun. Great combination.

Cherie Reich said...

Sounds like a hilarious and sexy read!

Trisha F said...

I haven't heard of Two Eyes or any of the other Eyes! How did I miss out on that?

Your story sounds totally super fun :) Sign me up to read it when it's published! :D