The official contest isn't until Tuesday, so I have the next two days to perfect my pitch. Let me know what you think, good or bad!
Here is my entry:
Genre: YA Dystopian Romance
Word Count: 80,000
Pitch: In a world of necrotic cannibals and fanatic survivors, a self-reliant teen must find a way to work with the boy who betrayed her to stop a madman from destroying the last remnants of humanity.
I haven’t slept soundly since the world ended.
Stuck somewhere between waking and dreaming, I hear a muffled thud.
I reach for my pistol. A few years ago, a seventeen-year-old girl might have kept a phone under her pillow, anxious for a call from a boy or a text from her best friend. Now it’s a firearm. Lucky me.
Odds are the noise is my new roommate – for the umpteenth time. I hate that damn cat. I never take chances, though, not anymore. That lesson is tattooed on my soul, inked in the blood of those I’ve failed to protect.
Gun in tow, I slide off the bed, careful not to make a sound.
The good news? The noise wasn’t the cat. It’s fast asleep in the far corner. I won’t have to kill it for waking me – this time. The bad news? The noise wasn’t the cat. That means trouble.