Thursday, August 9, 2012

Week #6 of The Next Big Thing

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Welcome back! Here’s a recap of the plan:

***Answer the ten questions (below) about your current WIP (Work In Progress).
***Tag five other writers/bloggers and add their links so we can hop over and meet them.
It’s that simple.

I’ve chosen to answer one question per week with the best intentions of having my second novel published by the time I post the final question.

Here is Question #6 of The Next Big Thing:

TNBT: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

GAIL: My second novel, Different in Degree, is “The Next Big Thing” for me and a “Work In Progress”. I published my first novel in 2011, submitting it in e-book format to Smashwords and Amazon for Kindle. CreateSpace printed the p-book which is for sale at my gift shop and through various other outlets.

I will continue to self-publish and market my novels in The Pepper Bibeau Mystery series.

While self-publishing may not be the ideal path for everyone, it is the perfect solution for me. I am able to move forward at my own pace. Also, the total experience of the journey out-shines any prize at rainbow’s end.

AND NOW, five awesome writers with roots to Hawaii whose work you want to watch:

1. Patricia Moran

3. Rosemary and Larry Mild

Full set of questions for The Next Big Thing Interview. 

What is the working title of your book?
Where did the idea come from for the book?
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
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?
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?


  1. Hi Gail! I invite you to check out for your books!

  2. Much Mahalo, Gail! Your friendship, guidance and efforts over at Sisters in Crime Hawaii Chapter have been so instrumental in pushing me forward in my writing career. Now the pressure is on for me to step and deliver, you've put me in such stellar company. I look forward to many more years of friendship and mutual support in our growing community. I'm definitely stealing your idea and putting a personal deadline at the end of the day. I'll keep you posted! You know I will!

  3. Oh, I would love to take credit for the idea, but our own Sisters in Crime member Toby Neal started all this and another member Laurie Hanen invited me to join in the fun!

  4. Karen, Thank you for visiting. I will check out your site, CeleryTree!

  5. Gail, is it too late to join this?


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