Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Road Trip Wednesday



This week's YA Highway Road Trip: Write a blurb of your favorite book or your own work.

 My WIP, EARTHBOUND:

Lorina comes from a perfect world. No hunger or abuse, crime, war or depression. Optimized individual potential and only positive emotional connections. That's her world. Her planet.

Now she's come to Earth to help. Only her seventeen-year trip might have been a waste. The aura-reading skills that made her valuable on her world are minimal at best here. And attempts to combine her sketchy aura sight with a sketchier understanding of human interactions have led to trouble. Trouble that could get her noticed by intergalactic powers that don't want Lorina's world interfering with ours, for better or for worse.

But those intergalactic powers are missing something big. Another planet trying to use the Earth's own questionable political decisions to bring it down. And Lorina, with her minimal aura sight, might be the only one who can see it.

What do you think?

19 comments:

  1. Well, you know what they say? There really isn't anything new. It's all been done. I guess the real question are: Would I want to see things from Lorina's eyes? How much fun is it to read?

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  2. I've not read anything quite like this before. I would definitely pick it up to see what it was all about. :) Sounds interesting.

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  3. If Across the Universe does well, space might be huge. Aura sight sounds cool! What color is mine?


    Time to push the button

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  4. It's fun to see the full blurb! Hope the writing has been fun and productive!

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  5. I dug it alot--- did you read I am Number 4... it's a little bit similar. you might want to check it out.

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  6. Samantha- There are websites where you can take a test to find out your aura color. Like here on Test Cafe, http://www.testcafe.com/color/color.html

    Laura- productive? I wish.

    Erinn- I have read Number 4. It's very similar to the Daniel X series where the male alien is here from a dying or endangered world...I'm hoping Lorina's prosperous world and being a girl protag will distinguish mine enough.

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  7. Oh! This is so cool. The more I learn about your book, the more interested I get. The premise feels original.

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  8. Earthbound sounds great. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. This sounds great. I write YA sci-fi, too. Nice to see more in the works. I'd read this!

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  10. I agree with Abby--the premise sounds original and great. Now I'm off to figure out what my aura is!

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  11. Original. I would flip about to look into your book more.

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  12. I like the premise a lot. Very cool.

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  13. That sounds intriguing! And I LOVE the name Lorina, since I "collect" and am a fan of more unusual character names. Happy WIPing!

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  14. Is this your query, too? It seems to have all the necessary elements: characters, conflict, stakes, etc. Well done!

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  15. Carol- I like Lorina too and thought I was being so original...until a crit partner reminded me that she'd used the name in her Alice In Wonderland retelling because Lorina was "Alice's" real sister's name...We agreed to share it :)

    Angelica- If this were a query, I'd aim to make it half the length (and still try to keep all the elements you mentioned)...For some reason, I've always had better luck with shorter queries.

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  16. I really like the premise, and your blurb for Earthbound was lovely! Definitely something I'd love to read.

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  17. I love the idea and this sounds like a great read. My only crit. is the last question is a do what moment for me....she might? be able to see it...if she cant why R We here?

    It is a very good query up until that moment, yes could be a little shorter. In my mind, you have already raised the question in the readers mind of can she help this mess of a world with her powers? (going back to challenge if she has them....is the dooo what?) end with a question...fine but just not that one. I hope that is clear and doesn't sound snarky?

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  18. And No you end with trying to raise a question...not an actual question. But any way...something like..

    Her powers are minimal but they are the only hope for ..... Ok I will shut up...lol

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