Lucy Pireel invited me to participate in the Next Big Thing blog hop! I had never written anything about me in order to participate in a blog tour. Perhaps that is why it is called a blog hop!
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
It will be self-published, though I have had experience with agency publishing. It was a great agency in Spain, with disastrous results for me -- financially.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I have always written novellas, which are short -- never more than 24k words. I write an only draft, which I later try to edit.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
One of my novellas -- Little Macho -- was compared to Broke Back Mountain. My genre tends to be psychological fiction. My most recent one, in English, is "Sweat, Glamour and Light Sins," which describes some of the inner world of most formal gyms in the American Continent.
At the moment I am participating in NaNoWriting Month and I am confident that I shall be able to finish my first full-length novel, which carries an interesting title, "It's the water."
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I am always inspired by real life, either mine or what I see happening around me. Of course, I will never replicate events but modify them according to my whims. This is part of the liberty that makes writing pleasurable, I think.
What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
There is always some social criticism. I believe that the writter should contribute to expose either social injustices or highlight was may be improved.