Remember the Band Camp flash fiction contest hosted by Christa Desir?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.