Tuesday, June 15, 2010
About my new WIP
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So many people have given me the great advice to keep going on another project while I query, and that's exactly what I'm doing! Colonization takes place two hundred years after Paradise 21 and is told from the POV of the Antagonist's great granddaughter, Andromeda. It's a young adult spin off and can stand alone if it has to without the prequel. I'm now 11,000 words into it and loving it! The change in POV from multiple third person (which is Paradise 21) to first person is refreshing.
As a lot of you know, I write my query letters as I go along. This is what I'm come up with so far.
Andromeda has lived her entire life on the Ark; a deep space transport vessel destined for a paradise planet. All she wants is for her life to stay the same like the eight generations that served the Ark before her. But Paradise 21 is one month away, and she must take tests to determine her role on the New World and her computer assigned mate. As she fails the tests and falls into forbidden love she grows more and more disillusioned with the Ark’s policies dictated in the Guide.
When they land, her predestined future is the least of her worries. A substance called afterglow illuminates ghosts of a failed colonization attempt by an alien species and she is the only one that can see them. Their specters warn her of a coming cycle of events that will obliterate the colony and everyone in it. When her forbidden love pilots a ship that crashes on the far ridge, she goes after him with her assigned lifemate. Together they discover the source behind the alien warnings. While battling her own inner feelings, Andromeda must convince the authorities of the danger and save the colony from extinction.
I'd like your feedback: anything you can come up with about the blurb or the plot itself would be great.