Friday, May 31, 2013

The W(h)IP IT GooD Blogfest



Again, DL Hammons at Criusing Altitude and Elise Fallson  came up with another great idea for a blogfest that allows writers to share their ideas with others, find CPs and Betas for their work and most importantly, share their ideas with others. I admit, 4 months of daily writing and sharing at least 2 haiku on the net has made easier for me talking about poerty writing, but prose ideas are still... difficult to let out.

Here are the prompts and my answers:

WIP Title: Still under consideration - titles make me nervous, so this one is still under consideration
Word Count (projected/actual so far): 18.214 written from 30-35 K projected
Genre: Paranormal Romance with a little adventure in a N/A world
How long have you been working on it?: about 2 months
 

Elevator Pitch (if you came across an agent in an elevator ride, what couple of lines would you use to summarize your book): 

When he decided to go against the rules and break a centuries old blood oath, he had thought of  many things going wrong, but being forced to protect the one he's trying to get away from was never on his list. Going from a long term goal to own his fate to the complicate, annoying task of trying to keep her alive and out of danger turns both their lives upside down.   

Brief Synopsis (250 words or less):  
An old, crazy, stupid oath... crazy stupid decisions... What kind of results can you expect? (I'm not saying more, yet. Though the romantic interest has her own plans that have nothing to do with what he wants.)

Are you looking for a Critique Partner?: YES, please!
Are you looking for a Beta Reader?: YES, please!


If you'd like to help turning this idea into a true, honest to God story, let me know. 

Now go visit other writers and discover their WIP. 

32 comments:

  1. So they were fated to be together? Sounds like a very interesting love/hate relationship. Good luck with this!

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  2. I think you have an excellent start here. Very creative premise! Good luck with it. :)

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  3. Sounds like a great premise and yeah titles can be a pain indeed

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    1. yeah... more tha 75% of my writing is untitled.

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  4. This sounds interesting! Titles often don't come to me until I near the end of a project. Sometimes I even change titles multiple times.

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    1. Titles are tricky... but what a great moment it is when you come up with the write one!

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  5. So why don't we get "his" name, eh? I find a name helps us connect to the character on a level, and being without one makes them a shapeless entity we can't quite form in our heads.

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    1. Because that was the reaction I was counting on? Yes, names help us connect with with characters, you're right.

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  6. I'm probably going to end up with a different title...but it took me almost two years to come up with this one...so we'll see. I'm a pantser, so you never know.
    Sounds like a really intriguing premise, I think you have a great story here!

    Tina @ Life is Good

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  7. Oo, interesting. Good luck, Adriana! :D

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  8. Sounds like a great starting point. I say go for it!

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  9. Good luck! Sounds like it could be explosive!

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  10. Nice bit of conflict there! Elevator pitch would work nicely with the character names too. I love being in the middle of a first draft! sending you lots of creative vibes!! :D

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  11. You should definitely put more details in your pitch and synopsis, because this is a cool idea and I want to know more about it, like what the blood-oath is and why he has to protect her. It would definitely entice readers :)

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  12. I love the idea of having to protect someone you really don't want to! Good luck with writing it :)
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe

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  13. This definitely leaves me wanting to know more about the story! I like it when the mc goes against the grain, and breaking a century old blood oath sounds like just the thing! Wishing you the very best with this. (:

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  14. Sounds like a great idea for a budding romance novella. Love the idea of friction between the MC and love interest. Really fun!

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  15. Titles make me nervous, too. And endings. And everything in between, now that I think about it. Why do I write again?

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  16. That's a great premise for a Romance, Adriana!

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  17. Sounds like a great story, Adriana!

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  18. Sounds like our protag here is fated to be stuck between a rock and a hard place!

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  19. I am a lover of romance, so this sounds awesome to me!

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  20. Well, I definitely wanted to know more, so that's a good thing. Good luck!

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  21. It's always exciting to see characters setting off a chain of events and then trying to fix things!

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  22. I think it's cute that titles make you nervous - though I totally understand. If a possible title doesn't feel right, it makes me nervous, too. Best of luck with your project!!!
    Some Dark Romantic

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