Find it here: http://brenleedrake.blogspot.com/
There are some great agents involved, and a boatload of hard work going into the process behind the scenes.
Right here, in front of the scenes, on centre stage:
Commence: -nail biting.
-excessive refreshing of twitter feed.
- repeated trawling of other entrants blogs
to read their pitches & make myself feel inadequate
My book is already under consideration with a publishing house. I know it's a long involved process. I know it takes a village to raise a child, blah blah blah.... but apparently it takes a whole CONTINENT to say yes before you get a book deal.
I have ADHD. So I am impatient. IMPATIENT, I tell you!!!!
Recently I bit the proverbial bullet and shopped it to a few other people, which I should have done months ago, if I was smarter. All these things are solitary worries, things hidden with the dust bunnies and old birthday cards under my bed while I get on with life.
Doing this pitch contest is a whole different animal. Suddenly I have been sucked into this warm huggy embracing writerly pit of angst.... we're ALLLLL stressing.
Communally. So it ramps the anxiety up by INFINITY.
Anyways. Here's the pitch. It's probably not half as interesting as this blogpost. Which is a pretty dire attitude to have, I know.
Anyway. have at it.
TITLE: Blessing Hill
GENRE: YA Sci-fi, spec-fic
WORD COUNT: 100k (I know, shut up already)
After militant climate refugees invade their remote island home, Azura and her friends must rise against their religiously fanatical captors before their entire way of life is destroyed.