When I heard from my beta reader last night, PK Hzero, that I can get an agent by joining this bloghop
and not have to do any work for it...I was SOLD!!
Then she said just kidding...
Oh, well, what the flibberty-gibbets. I'll just do it for the fun of it.
So this is getting my WIP in the know. You know, so you know, about knowing ...and stuff.
Here is my information on my supposed best-seller, if it wouldn't keep me up at night wanting to press delete in multiple areas. Or at least for the 1st chapter!
WIP Title: Living RunAway
Word Count (projected/actual so far): 60k
Genre: YA suspense with light romance
How long have you been working on it?: Since Sept 2012 (you do the math)
Elevator Pitch (if you came across an agent in an elevator ride, what couple of lines would you use to summarize your book):
Wanna make some money young sir? (That would normally do). But then I would say: Naive 17 yr old Emily, opens the mail one day pushing her into her parent's dangerous secret, causing the only survival to be, to runaway. Through first crushes, heartache, misery and learning the price of self worth, Emily fights to live one moment at a time. (Then I'd put on my money sign glasses) cha-ching!
Brief Synopsis (250 words or less):
Honestly...I HAVE NOT written one yet. So this will have to do in the 10mins I have to make something up:
The last day of her Junior year, Emily is excited when she gets a manila envelope in the mail. With her 18th birthday approaching, she assumes it's from her alchoholic father, who is away on another business trip. All Emily cares about is the gift, and the sorry that should go with it...but it's not from him.
It's a piece of him.
As Emily's mind is whirlwinded into frantic, shocking discoveries her mom tries to explain but continues to hold back on, all is broken apart by one deadly phone call, forcing them to do the only thing they can to live.
Emily's world continues to be splattered upside down when she finds that she may have been the cause of her father's death when secrets began to pour out as a mother and daughter mend what relationship they have, trying to survive.
Together they go through desperate measures as their location is found and they can no longer hide. But the only thing keeping Emily sane through the turmoil and trials, is Jessy. Her first summer crush. But later she will discover, that he's not her only way out.
* DUM DUM DUMMMMMMM*
Thanks for peeking. This, all of this, is totally new to me. First time doing any it, and yep, it's sucky but hey, at least I tried right???
p.s. not looking for a critique or beta peep, but am in the market for a dark chocolate fountain laced with strawberries and macaroons...