Friday, December 28, 2012

The Next Big Thing

A few weeks ago, I was tagged in a sort of "bloggers chain letter" so-to-speak, by a friend of mine, Lisa Lickel (Lisa is an Author, Executive Editor, Freelance Editor, Book Reviewer, Interviewer, and Mentor). Of course I dropped the ball, but I'm picking it back up and here it is! This is "The Next Big Thing" for me... I'm writing a book about the motorcycle ministry my husband and I do. It is in the works as of right now. But the term " in the works" is something that this writer knows is a loose term. Below are some questions and answers about what I'm working on...

What is the working title of your book?
     Two Wheels Toward Heaven: The Adventures of a Motorcycle Ministry

Where did the idea come from for the book?
     I was taking a class with my daughter on "How To Write A Book," which taught us how to blueprint our book idea, then start writing it. We had to come up with a working title for the book. Since I was going to be writing about our journeys with our motorcycle ministry, my daughter suggested the title, "Two Wheels Toward Heaven." Then she added, “The Adventures of a Motorcycle Ministry.”

What genre does your book fall under?
     Christian Non-fiction

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
     If there was ever a movie rendition of what I'm writing, I'm not sure who I would choose to play our characters. That would have to take a lot of thought. However, Sam Elliot comes to mind for at least one character (don’t ask me why). But that’s as far as I have ever got with that idea.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
     The one-year adventures of a motorcycle ministry couple, with a very unique conversation starter.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
     More than likely, my book will be self-published, as I don’t have an agent, editor, or a publisher.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
     First draft? It's been several months and I'm still working on it!

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
     Not sure. I really don’t know of anyone else who does what we are doing. In other words, I really haven’t researched it. Probably due to the fact that pulling a casket behind a Harley is a rare thing. Especially for what we are doing it for.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?
     I was thinking about the number of miles we traveled in one year and the many people we met along the way, and I thought wow...I could write a book about that! Not to mention some of the people we talked to and the things they have said, were things that were sometimes even hard for us to believe. And we heard them firsthand!

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
     The fact that we pull a full-size casket behind us makes it interesting all by itself. But the number of miles we traveled in one year, the different people we met and talked to, and the places we got to see would make it interesting for anyone, I think. Plus the trials we have been through with it and the fact that it is a ministry. Add to that the reason we began pulling a casket behind a Harley in the first place is something every person we have met wants to know. The answer is in this book.


You can visit our website to see more about our motorcycle ministry. You can also visit Lisa's website to check out some of the books she has written and some of the stuff she does as well.

Where 2? Ministry

Lisa Lickel


Lisa Lickel said...

An amazing ministry will make an amazing story!

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