Friday, April 1, 2011

Epic Follower Blogfest!

Okay, here's the deal. I'm part of the Epic Follower Blogfest which is being held by Shelley Watters over at her blog. You can check out the deeds here. So very cool, and with a GREAT prize. Plus you get to cruise around and read everyone's pitches. So very cool. Anyway, I've struggled with my pitch line almost as much as I've struggled with my synopsis... and I don't know how this will even rate. Feel free to give me your opinion on the matter!

Here's mine:

Title: EVERNOW
Genre: YA Dystopian
Word Count: 83,200

For 19 yr. old Evernow, surviving a cataclysm turned out to be simple. Falling in love with one of the Fey folk who caused it, not so much.


Thanks and good luck to everyone!

22 comments:

  1. Flat out loved it. Good info, intriguing, would make me want to pick up the book and check out the first few chapters.
    I'm in the contest too!

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  3. I like it a lot! I wouldn't change anything at all.

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  4. WOW! This has a great voice and interesting concept!! I'm interested to know how she simply survived a cataclysm

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  5. I love it. I have nothing else to add lol

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  6. I like it! Great job and good luck

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  7. I loved your voice, and this sounds like a great story. The only thing that confused me is the way the second bit is phrased - about falling in love not being easy, makes it sound like she's trying to and it's not working, rather than she's succeeding and it's causing problems.

    Great job and best of luck!

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  8. I like the pitch, but I'm not sure dystopian is the right genre. I see fey and automatically think urban fantasy/fantasy/paranormal.

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  9. I agree with Beth. Loved the pitch, but YA Paranormal seems to fit better.

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  10. Thanks for all the comments guys!

    As for the genre, it's changed a couple of times. It's listed as Dystopian because about five agents (whom requested fulls) suggested, after reading the manuscript, that I list it as dystopian vs urban or paranormal. The story follows a girl post-apocalypse, it's just that my 'apocalypse' happens to be caused by Fey folk.

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  11. Wow you made it read effortless and set the stage for a really interesting love story. I so what ot know how it turns out.

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  12. Way to work that 140 character limit! It's a great hook, and it hints at the conflict (falling in love with someone that destroyed her world... I'm assuming Evernow is a girl), but since it's not billed as a romance, I think there has to be more conflict than "love the fae that destroyed my world, or not?"

    I know, I know, 140 character limit :)

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  13. Wow. Good job. I love the voice.

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  14. in the words of CHarlie Sheen I'd say you're WINNING nicely done

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  15. I definitely like what you've got here! It's intriguing and tells what's going on. I think you can cut a few words--'folk' feels unnecessary to me and 'turned out to be simple' could be 'was easy.' Small things that aren't really important. You did a great job!

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  16. That's a great pitch! I already want to read it!

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  17. solid, informative, and it quickly transported me to other worlds and possibilities....great work on this...now get to work on bettering mine ha!
    douglas esper

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  18. I don't think I have anything to add to the great comments you have here. You indeed nailed this one ... good luck :)

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  19. It sounds great. Great voice too!

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