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