Remember the Band Camp flash fiction contest hosted by Christa Desir?
So here’s your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Amazon or B&N from me. There are eight entries, and you can try guess which one is mine. If more than one person guesses right, I will randomly draw between them.
I’ll even give you a hint. I didn’t win from the voting on Christa’s site. So that will narrow it down by one.
So which out of the eight do you think is mine?
These are the Rules for the Magic 8 Ball Meme:
1. Post the button and link to
2. Share an excerpt from your current WIP, perhaps something you’re struggling with, are stuck on, or just can’t “get right.”
3. Ask a question about your excerpt. It can be something easy such as “What do you think?” or something more in-depth, such as “Can you suggest a better way to word such-and-such,” or “How can I make the emotions in this scene more realistic?”
4. Tag 8 people.
Here is the pitch of my current WIP: When Chloe starts college, she keeps her true self hidden. Nobody knows that she is gay, or that her brother killed himself a month before school started. But when she discovers the shocking truth behind her brother’s suicide, she begins to realize that hiding your secrets only leads to more pain.
So I don’t have an excerpt. Instead, I have a question. My main character is an 18-year-old college freshman. I don’t want to get into a discussion of NA versus YA, and I wouldn’t call this NA unless I was querying an agent who fully supported it, but my question is this.
Assuming I’m querying agent that accepts both YA and Adult Contemporary, would you refer to it as a contemporary YA novel or just a contemporary novel—and let them decide what it is?
And as usual, I’m skipping the tagging.
So let me know your thoughts on the above question, and also if you have a guess which Band Camp Story was mine. (#one to eight). After Christa’s winners are finalized, I’ll let you know which was mine and who won.