Friday, June 10, 2016

Nights Arose- From Chapter 6 - La Bruja

 I am going to add bits of from Nights Arose hoping to whet your appetite for more:

    A makeshift dummy hung from a low beam, a smile curved her lip after she cleaved it through. Picking a coal out of the dead kiln she wrote Cap'm St. James across its chest. She gave it a good shove, it swung to and fro like a corpse on the business end of a hangman's noose. She wrapped her knuckles in burlap and balled up her fists. Her strikes on the heavy bag, thumped in triplicate. Relief poured over her when she cracked her stiff neck, bouncing lightly on her toes.  She planted her feet to add more power to her punches. Her next round landed square, punctuated with a high kick, hard enough to knock the effigies head off, if it had one. She limped away on a sore leg.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Link to my Facebook account

Tweet attack!!

I am doing some pitches on Twitter.
Using that little hashtaggy thing # a feed,  before a word  140 character tweet that may sell my book to an interested agent or publisher.

I really do not have my hopes set on being picked up on this Pitchmad twitter round. As of now there are upwards of 7200 tweets. And some of those Pitches sound AWESOME! So I'm really just going to wait for the right person to see Nights Arose as something they would want to work with.

This is going to be a tough sale:

 "Who in God's green Earth is this Andrea person any way?"
I hope no one says.

But it just takes one, and I am incredibly stoked about this story. It will get the right representation and who knows maybe the right person to respresent the story will be ME at the end of all this. After all I do rock the world.

So here are some of the pitches I have tried out with varing degrees of success.

#Pitchmad A Cinderella rewrite where a seer loses her mystical amulet one fateful night, the prince is a pirate and the fairy Godmother is a dragon.

I thought is was rather tongue in cheek.

Another is:
#Pitchmad 18 yo seer must find the pirate who stole her powerful amulet before a sorceress espies it and unleashes hell's demons

I have one more to do & I have to make it count!

It's gotta be bam pow, hey everyone check this out! 

I got nothing, or as Bess would say "No ting"
Image result for dory 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

"She crouched on the ledge of a dune, ready to catch a glimpse of the last moments of the dying sun before the night arose."   

This is the first line in my story - "Nights Arose" 

     I have a particular reason for wanting it to start out this way.
First is to connect the name of the story to the action and the mood of the story. Another reason is to be sure everyone knew how I wanted the name Arose to be pronounced.  Some people were unsure and would read it aloud as A-rose. Which is not right.

The time where the story is sunset, but for me saying the "sun is setting" is  played out. I much rather think of it as "the night is rising," or the night arose. More creative, I dare say.

Although it had been suggested to me, I change her name to "Rose" I did not.  The reason for sticking to her original name was for the sake of my muse.  Every time I changed it I would hear "That is NOT my name." And if you know anything about my MC, you would understand why I wouldn't want to piss her off.

Other than that I am as all writers do- trying to catch the audience's attention and imagination. It's called "the hook."
I'm trying to get the reader interested in why she is where she is, what she does and think, getting them to move on to the next lines which read.

"No matter how drunk she got in the pub that night, they would remain. He would hunt her down, ready to pounce like a feral animal on his prey." 

   Are you hooked yet? I hope so.