Today, we have an interview with C.C. Solomon, the author of The Mission.
What was the hardest thing about writing this book?
The editing and marketing are hardest for me. I usually write an outline so the writing part is not that difficult. But my eyes will not catch a missing comma so I have to hire an editor in whatever I write. As for marketing well, I am not a hustler, LOL or a networker. Put me in a place with some nice natural scenery, and some candy, and I can write all day.
Which of your characters can you relate to the most?
Denise is probably most like me or more so like I used to be. Sarcastic and a realist, a bit pessimistic. I'm still sarcastic but not pessimistic like Denise, or I try not to be.
Which part of the book was the easiest to write?
I think the beginning is always the easiest for me because I have the most freedom with where the story is going. The second half can be a little more difficult because I'm also thinking of ways to reach the conclusion at a right time.
Which actors would play the main characters in the movie version of the book?
I'm thinking Megan Goode or Tika Sumpter for Sheila. For Denise maybe Kandyse McClure or Nicole Beharie.
Which songs would be on the soundtrack of the movie version of the book?
Not sure if I know what songs but I know what artist- Beyonce of course, India Aire, Jill Scott, Sia, Katy Perry, Adele, Santagold, Janelle Monae, Kelly Clarkson- pretty much any girl power type artist!
Any future books in the works?
Yes, currently I am finishing up a supernatural urban fantasy novel and I do have an outline for the sequal to The Mission.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
C.C. is originally from Baltimore, Maryland and has actively written fiction since the age of eleven. She is an avid “chick lit” reader and urban fantasy fan. In 2012, she participated as a writer and actress in the 48 hour film project. In her other life, she works in Equal Employment and Civil Rights for the Federal Government. Before becoming a public servant, C.C. briefly practiced law after graduating from the University of Maryland School of Law. C.C. currently resides in the Washington D.C. area and is an active blogger. The Mission is C.C.’s first novel and she is working on her next novel in the genre of urban fantasy.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
Rule #6: Be mysterious, but always approachable…keep him wanting more!
Rule #11: Always remember, no sex in the beginning. Make him wait!
Rule #19: You’ve got to give a little to get a little. Be giving of yourself, and it will make a lasting impression to keep your Mr. Right.
Sheila and Denise are successful, funny and attractive, but very single women. Not that being single is horrible; but when Denise is hassled to have a date to an old friend’s wedding-of-the-century, and Shelia needs an escort to an industry banquet where everyone who’s anyone will be in attendance, being single loses its perks. To add to the dilemma, Sheila tells a little white lie to her workplace nemesis about dating a successful music producer, which explodes into a career-threatening rumor. Under extreme pressure from family, friends and coworkers, they resort to making a pact. Their Mission: Get A Man in Three Months. They will use “proven” rules to finding their Mr. Rights. Rules that worked for a friend of a friend …how hard could it be?
Join them in their hilarious, and sometimes heartbreaking adventures as chapter by chapter they follow a new rule, and delve into the treacherous world of Washington, D.C. dating. The gal pals suffer through speed dating (Sam Needs-a-Bath). They allow themselves to be set up on blind dates (Bitter Crying Kevin). They try a dating service (Apron-Strings Adrian). They try the bar scene (Smoky the Bear who smokes more than cigars). They even meet men in the beauty salon (Javier Not Quite Straight). And there’s more, much more. Surrounded by family drama, workplace stressors and their own hang-ups about love, will the rules actually help them find their Mr. Rights in time for their events?
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