Thursday, May 3, 2012

Dust It Off Bloghop!

Yay for Bloghops!

This fabulous hop is sponsored by the lovely Cortney Pearson and Theresa Paolo. Thanks gals for putting this on! This is what it's all about:

We've all had those manuscripts that we poured our heart into, fell in love with the characters and still think of them at random, but unfortunately had to shelf. Now it's time for a little spring cleaning. Take out those manuscripts and Dust It Off!

The first day, May 3rd: We want you to post a 1-2 sentence pitch (Great way to practice pitches) about the shelved WIP.

The second day, May 5th: Post your favorite excerpt (300-350 words)

The third day, May 7th: Post what you learned from this WIP. You become a stronger, more rounded writer which each manuscript and we want to know what this particular work taught you. 



So my short pitch? Here it is: 

The storms come like clockwork. Every day the dark cloud descends upon the town, erasing the memories of every person. Except Clara. 

I know it's not the "usual" pitch, but it's a hook that worked really well while querying. Someday I'm totally going to rewrite this story. It had the unfortunate experience of being my first novel. I think I was trying to put too much into it and wasn't focusing on character enough. Plus, the pacing was crazy fast. 

Thank goodness for learning, eh? Now I'm off to check out the other pitches!

Red. Head. Out. :D 

32 comments:

  1. Good hook--totally got me wanting to know more.

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  2. Whoa. THAT is how to write a pitch! I'd like to read more of this!

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  3. WHOA that sounds awesome. Yes you should rewrite it! And then send it to me! LOL

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  4. That is a good hook. It leaves me wanting to know more. Nice.

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  5. Holy Moly! That is a GREAT pitch! Just hand over your MS and back away... slowly.

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  6. I'd buy it right now! Like a freaky sounding Groundhog's Day or something. : )

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  7. I seriously got the chills reading that. So. Cool.

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  8. Such a great pitch, even if it is a bit unusual. So intriguing.

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  9. That sounds like a really intriguing pitch.

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  10. Bring that book back to life, Morgan! ;)

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  11. This is the most original and intriguing post I've read so far. I want to know more! Well done.

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  12. Great, great hook! I'm super intrigued!

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  13. I read the whole thing and loved it! You have a brilliant career going.
    J. Dog. Out. :D

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    1. You taught me everything I know, Jason! *huge hugs*

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  14. I felt as if I'd been left hanging. LOL. Great job.

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  15. I am intrigued by the pitch Morgan. It sounds like a great story idea!

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  16. Sounds interesting. I want to read it already.

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  17. Morgan! This sounds SO intriguing. AND it has some similarities to the MS I'm now polishing up. Minus the wishing part ;)

    I hear ya about the story having the misfortune of being the first. I think that's the same for mine. Maybe some day I will resurrect it :)

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  18. I absolutely love your pitch. It is unconventional and that's what captivated me. I'm counting down the days until I get to read your excerpt!

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  19. I like your pitch. It has a total Hard-Boiled Wonderland And The End The World by Haruki Murakami vibe.I think it could give you some writing fodder should you ever pursue it again.

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  20. I like it!! I hope you do finish the story someday. It sounds good.

    Andrea

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  21. My first book isn't NEARLY that entertaining, lol.
    ANd it shall STAY in the dust... for now...

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  22. Great pitch, Morgan!
    Unusual, but really great. I'd like to know more about the whole thing...

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  23. What a cool idea for a bloghop! I've been so out of the blogging loop lately.

    I LOVE your pitch! I would totally read that story. (Seriously. I'll be keeping an eye out. :D)

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  24. THAT is one fabulous hook! Awe-some! I can't wait to hear what happens next. Yes, you need to get back to it :)

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  25. love that concept! exciting intro!

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  26. I remember this one! And I'm still left wondering what happened next . . .

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  27. I could see why that worked! By the way, I've reworked my first chapter on my WIP and holy -ly's! Thanks for pointing my overuse of them out. I deleted them, went back, and found more! Funny how I never noticed them before :)

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  28. I think the pitch sounds fantabulous. And yes, thank goodness there are firsts.

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  29. Love it! It's short, simple, but sparks so many questions. Great job. And I hope you do rewrite it, because I'd love to read it. ;)

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