First off I want to thank the fabulous Cortney Pearson for hosting this with me. This is a first for the both of us and definitely a learning experience. So thank you for not blocking me when I inundated your inbox with questions. Now let's get to it.
A quick recap:
The Dust It Off Bloghop will be three days, May 3rd, 5th and 7th.
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.
You can participate in all three and we hope you do, but you don't have to. We know you have lives away from the computer. If you can great. If not we'd be happy with anything you can give us :)
Day 1 prize:
A book. Who doesn't like a free book?
Cortney's Book: Ditched by Robin Mellom (So jealous!!)
My book: Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Andersen
Day 2 prize:
A query critique
Day 3 prize:
A FULL MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE!!! (And of course it is the manuscript of your choice. It doesn't have to be for the shelved WIP. This goes for the query as well.)
And now my pitch from my shelved MS Prove Me Wrong:
Hailey, a seventeen year old mother, hides behind lies to avoid ridicule when starting at a new school, but when she meets Luke, charming, honest and relentless in making her his girl, it becomes increasingly difficult to continue the lies. As the connection between them deepens Hailey’s secret is revealed, blindsiding Luke and leaving him with a choice: be his father's son and walk away, or accept her and the little man she already loves.
Now get your hop on and let the games begin!!!!!
I will be hopping around after my 9-5!