The Dust it Off Blog Hop, hosted by the lovely ladies, Theresa Paolo and Cortney Pearson!!
In case you haven't heard, here is the idea:
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.
A pitch, eh? How... fun? haha. :)
I think one of the many problems with my first manuscript, CHILDREN OF INAOS: SACRIFICE, is it is nearly impossible to put it into a one or two sentence pitch. But, those are the rules, and we know that in the wonderful world of finding an agent, a pitch is usually necessary... so here we go!
Children of Inaos: Sacrifice
When fourteen-year-old Ava Shore is framed for the murder of the King, she flees to the most dangerous part of the country where a feared gang offers her their protection. But when the life of a friend from the past is threatened, Ava is forced out of hiding, not only to save her friend, but to reveal the secrets only she knows.
See the problem here? How generic is this story? Haha!
I think the story does have many good aspects to it but since it was my first story, there just isn't enough hook in order to catch the eye of an agent or publisher.
But gosh is it fun revisiting it. :) The writing isn't too terrible :)