A week from tomorrow I will be attending the Willamette Writer's Conference. Yay! So why do I have a knot in my stomach? Will that be the procrastination bug acting up again? (Ignore the 'yes' chorus you hear in the background)
I'm going to pitch Bix. I have two consults lined up and hope to get one more. They're group consults which I prefer. I like the odds that there might be one less prepared person than moi.
I've spent a few moments trying to come up with a unrefusable pitch. The trouble I'm running into is making my book appealing in just a couple of sentences.
So, here a couple I've come up with and I'd like to hear opinions, good, bad, or disasterous, I'll take all comers.
A) Paintballing giants, pixie lesbians, assassin fathers, witsec, and the unblog. Common denominator? BIX. Welcome to his world. High School shouldn't be this funny.
B) BIX, short, smart, and a first class sarcass. Getting through high school shouldn't be this funny.
C) Boy moves to new town. Boy meets Cro-mag bully. Pixie lesbian rescues Boy. Boy falls for Amazon beauty. Beauty + Bully boyfriend = trouble for Boy.
D) When 16 yo Bix is transferred to a small town as part of the witness protection program, he's determined not to let his stature (or lack thereof) hinder his social life.
His whip quick quips initially win him friends but it will be his street smarts that aid in is investigation of the quirky town of Cypher, Indiana. When everything isn't as it seems, it will come down to Bix's intregerity as to the future of the town.
Okay, that's what I have for now. Like I said, I'd love any advice, critiques, or comments. I know that some of you have never read any of this, so tell me if based on any of these, if you'd like to. And why or why not. Begging for comments, let the conversation begin....