Thursday, March 14, 2013

The next big thing

I was recently tagged by Lars Palm to participate in a self-interview meme. It's obvious from the questions that it sprang from somewhere other than poetry, but, hey, what the hell! I've responded below, but have not tagged anyone to follow on from me. However, feel welcome to do so.

What is/was the working title of the book?

The Codicils. The title stems from the following definition — "Codicil: an instruction or amendment which is added to an existing Will & which, in effect, becomes part of that Will" &, in keeping with that, the book is actually a collection of books, or, at least, a collection of book-sized themes. At present count, about ten books, about six hundred plus poems. Lots of pages.

Where did the idea come from for the book?

Not really so much "an idea", but the continuation of "an idea(l)." It's essentially a temporal ex(is)tension of my selected Pelican Dreaming which, I suppose, could be considered as the "existing Will."

What genre does your book fall under?

Poetry? Humor? Genetics? Chaos Theory? Plagiarism? Geography? Speculative Fiction? Searched Engine? Bricolage? Autobiography? Alternative Medicine?

What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

There's an animated series on TV called Miniscule, about the lives of insects. There are any number of possible actors displayed there, & the variety of insects portrayed would probably cover all contingencies & dramatic interpretations required.

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?

How long is a piece of string, & how many strands is it made up of?

How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?

A thousand years. A moment. Somewhere in between. How long is a piece of string?

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

I was wondering how long a piece of string was, so I looked it up in Google . . . :-)

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

It contains evidence that, in uni/verses parallel to this, Fermat's last theorem has yet to be proved, & mammoths still shake the tundra. The clues are all around us. I have simply put some of those pieces together.

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

It will be published by Otoliths in the next few months, along with grounds by harry k stammer. harry has been responsible for the preparation of nearly all the covers of the many books from the press. These will be the last two books to come out from Otoliths.


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