Friday, May 31, 2013

The WIP It Good Blogfest

It's been awhile since I've participated in a blogfest, but this one sounded fun so I signed up.

http://dlcruisingaltitude.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-wip-it-good-blogfest.html


The deets:

Our idea is that on Friday, May 31st, we will provide a forum to allow anyone interested a chance to tell the blogosphere about their most recent [W]ork [I]n [P]rogress. We’ll guide you by providing a few prompts to answer in your own post

So here we go!

WIP Title: All That Remains
Word Count (projected/actual so far): 100,000/102,000

Genre: YA Fantasy

How long have you been working on it?: Cumulatively: 8 months. But I wrote the first 50K in 2011, then didn't write the remaining 60K until a year later

Elevator Pitch (if you came across an agent in an elevator ride, what couple of lines would you use to summarize your book): A teen assassin sets out on a path to avenge her murdered family.
Brief Synopsis (250 words or less):

In the country of Lovero where families of assassins lawfully kill people for the right price, sixteen-year-old Oleander “Lea” Saldana sets out on a path of vengeance against the most powerful assassin family of all.

The list of things Lea can count on in her life has never been long: her mother will try to poison her to make Lea a better assassin, she can beat her boyfriend Val in a fight and her bone mask will keep her safe from the angry ghosts as she kills someone in the night. But when she trusts Val, a member of the powerful Da Vias, and reveals the location of her home, she is betrayed and her family is slaughtered while Lea barely escapes as the sole survivor.

Now there’s only one thing left to do: make the Da Vias pay.

The only problem is, the Da Vias have gone to ground and the one person who can find them is her missing uncle, banished from the Saldanas years ago. Even if he can be found before the Da Vias realize Lea escaped their knives, Lea can’t trust him. Hells, she can’t trust anyone ever again, and definitely not her uncle’s too-attractive-for-his-own-good apprentice, Alessio, no matter what her heart and body tell her. How can she trust Alessio when the last boy she loved destroyed everything? How can she fall for Alessio when revenge is all she should care about?

But when the Da Vias kidnap her uncle, Lea has a choice: use him as a distraction to finally kill the Da Vias, or trust Alessio and save all that remains of her family.

 Are you looking for a Critique Partner?:
Not currently. Of course, things could always change
 Are you looking for a Beta Reader?: Same as above. I've got a couple of Beta readers lined up and waiting



So there you have it! I'm off to see the other entries.

23 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That sounds good! I'm betting she trust him.

Matthew MacNish said...

It's really good!

Elise Fallson said...

Teen assassin! Now were're talking! Lea sounds like a kick-a** character, which I really like. So glad you shared this with us today. (:

Crystal Collier said...

Ooh. Assassin families and vengeance? This sounds like a great concept. Can't wait to see more...one day. =)

M.J. Fifield said...

You had me at teenage assassin. Awesome!

Michael Offutt, "Johnny on the Spot" said...

Your book sounds great!

mshatch said...

Ooh, I'm interested :)

Pk Hrezo said...

Hi Sarah! This sounds really fresh and intriguing! I bet Lea kicks butt! Love that! :D

DL Hammons said...

This sounds like the next intricately plotted summer blockbuster! Teen Assassin? Get out of here! Devilishly creative! Great WIP!!

Trisha F said...

Ohhh yeah, your story sounds awesome!! Look forward to reading it someday :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tiana Smith said...

Wow, legal assassins! Sounds interesting! Best of luck with it!

Kate Larkindale said...

Who could resist a teen assassin?

Suzanne said...

Sounds good, first one so far on the hop that's involved a teen assassin :)
Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe

Timothy Brannan said...

Sounds very cool!

Tim
The Other Side

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Really interesting, Sarah. Talk about tough love from the mom!

Carolyn Brown said...

Hey Sarah, I noticed your word count, you are doing great! The plot sounds good too!

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

Hey Sarah! It's been awhile since I've visited. Love this premise!!! Teen assassin...definitely a YA that draws me in. Good pitch and synopsis! Cannot wait to hear more...

Milo James Fowler said...

Something about the word assassin always grabs my attention. Sounds great!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

You have a wonderfully engaging synopsis there! It's got voice, character, conflict, and setting all wrapped up in a succinct passage!

Tina said...

I'm hooked. Love a romantic conflict like that. And of course, legal, teen assassin ain't a bad idea either ;-)
Tina @ Life is Good

Nick Wilford said...

This sounds very dramatic. I love it!

Jamie Gibbs said...

Really like the synopsis; hope it does well at the blogfest :)

Deniz Bevan said...

Love the addition of the apprentice :-) Makes an intriguing story even more exciting!

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