Friday, February 28, 2014

WIP the movie bloghop

Thanks to Kyra and Rachel for hosting this bloghop, in which I get to cast the characters and music for my current Work In Progress.

I have several books in various stages of development, but decided to go with the one I just started drafting called TRADING HOPE. It's a typical Ilima-esque story set in a future where the world monetary system has collapsed and everything is now bartered or traded...including people.

My main characters are Hope--a girl whose father is offered WAY more than expected for her hand in marriage, and Wesley--her best friend who knows she's worth more than she gives herself credit for. Aww.

My Hope is Odeya Rush. You might recognize her from The Odd Life of Timothy Green, but you'll see her later this year in The Giver aside Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep. Dark, moody, quiet, beautiful. She's a perfect Hope:


My Wesley is Tom Odell. He's not an actor but a British musician who's a piano player...just like Wesley. :) I think he's popular in the UK (Kyra, correct me if I'm wrong) and has that perfect floppy blond hair and presence that is just, well, lurpy. Haha. That's Wesley:


And here's a bonus. My daughter is an amazing artist and likes to make fan art of my book characters...how lucky am I, right? So here's her interpretation of Hope and Wesley. I love it so much.


And now for the music:

ALL OF ME by John Legend (the version w/Lindsey Stirling)
HOLD ONTO HOPE LOVE by Amy Stroup
DURBAN SKIES by Bastille
MOTH'S WINGS by Passion Pit
PEACE OF MIND by Two Steps From Hell
BROTHERS by Prince of Spain
SATURN by Sleeping at Last
JUST THE WAY YOU ARE by Bruno Mars
TOURIST by Yuna
And of course any and every Tom Odell song. :) His raw emotional stylings are perfect for Hope's story. 

What actors would play the characters in your book? Any novel soundtrack must haves on your playlist?

22 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

Great choices, Ilima! I love your daughter's artwork, it's fantastic!

And yes, Tom Odell is popular over here - not my kind of thing, but a lot of people love him!

Thanks for being part of the bloghop!

Suzi said...

Oh wow--that drawing is awesome. I wish I had a daughter who could draw like that. (Mine is only 7, so her drawings are not of the same quality. :) )

And I gotta admit, I don't know what lurpy means.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Your daughter is very talented!

Donna K. Weaver said...

What a fun bloghop. I love seeing how authors envision their characters and the music that motivates their writing.

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

The WIP sounds awesome, Ilima! And you daughter is truly amazing. (I wish she'd enter my cover contest!) Very cool, Ilima!

Meika Usher said...

Your daughter's drawing is so cool! And some great music, too! I love this bloghop. It's awesome to get a peek inside the mind of a writer like this!

sydneyaaliyah.com said...

Tom Odell is cute. I've never heard of him. My MC is a piano prodigy. Makes me want to write about a male piano player, too.

Tammy Theriault said...

So stealing Tom for my book!! Great choices girl! Eat rice!! Hahahha

Nicki Elson said...

Oh my gosh -- that sketch is the best. What a lucky momma you are.

Sarah Foster said...

That drawing is awesome! And your story sounds very intriguing.

Jessie Humphries said...

Your daughter is so cool! My daughter is a great artist but she's only 8 so I try not to expose her too much to the killing aspect of my book! haha. That Tom feller is awesome!!

M.J. Fifield said...

Your daughter's artwork is beautiful.

And I love Tom Odell's music. So, so talented.

Jennie Harward said...

I'm listening to the Tom Odell song you put on here and he's amazing! And super cute! This sounds like an awesome book!

Carrie Butler said...

Your daughter is so talented! :)

Pk Hrezo said...

Both your actors could fit my characters too! How funny!! I have a dark female MC and golden boy LI. :)
Great playlist too!

Krista McLaughlin said...

Love your choices and your novel concept sounds so good! :)

Your daughter's artwork is beautiful! :)

Heather M. Gardner said...

Wesley is very interesting! Love that floppy hair!
Sounds like a good read.
Heather

Toinette Thomas said...

Gtreat cast and beautiful fan art.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Good luck to you and your writing endeavours.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Michelle D. Argyle said...

What a wonderful concept for your book!!!

Michelle D. Argyle said...

What a wonderful concept for your book!!!

Jay Noel said...

That was fun. Love this blog hop. And wow, your daughter is VERY talented indeed. She did a great job.