Thursday, May 3, 2012
Wecome to the Dust It Off Bloghop!!
Huge thanks to Theresa for letting me join her on hosting this! It's been fun collaborating, and we're excited it's finally here!
Ready to pay homage to those early attempts at writing that we've since set aside?
Today's prompt: Post a 1-2 sentence pitch as to what your shelved ms was about.
Mine was a YA paranormal romance called The Mind Writers, about a boy who sold his soul to a demon for the ability to control minds by touching people. But when the demon takes his soul prematurely, the heroine has to find a way to save his soul without losing hers in the process.
Even though this story never *went* anywhere, I still love it. I pitched it to agents at a conference once several years ago, and their jaws nearly detached when I told them it was 106,000 words, lol! I had a lot to learn back then!! (Okay, I still have a lot to learn, ha ha. I'm just further along now than I was then. But we'll get to that on Monday!)
So there it is!! Remember to get your favorite excerpt from the shelved ms ready to post on Saturday! 300-350 word limit.
Thanks to everyone participating today. I can't wait to see what your early projects were about! And thanks to peeps who aren't participating, too--feel free to bebop around the other blogs on the list!