I have officially edited Terra Incognita and made it a Young Adult fantasy. I know, I know… can we say “sell out!”? 😉 Heh, not really… It turned out it didn’t change as much as I thought it would… I changed her age from twenty-three to seventeen (almost eighteen) and since it already had the feel of a YA book, I didn’t need to change how she talked or the way I told the story. (I did keep a copy of the original file, just in case.) And I have decided that I like it (and it’s chances) better as a Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy… so yeah. It’s my genre/category of choice anyway (most of my other stories are YA), so it makes sense. The character remains unchanged (which was my main concern) and the story still reads the same way, with only some minor age-appropriate changes (not for the reader but for the character). Below is my rewritten pitch… hopefully it’s better than the others anyway… 🙂
Seventeen-year old Haylee Wells thought her mother pressuring her to choose a college was her only problem. But between her aunt’s death and a wraithlike creature attacking, she suddenly has much more to handle. When she finds herself in a post-apocalyptic future where these creatures reign and can kill with a single touch, she takes refuge with a group of humans who have their own special abilities. She needs to find her way home. But the connection she shares with Derik – the duty-bound protector of the group – and her own developing abilities complicate things further. If she fails to realize the power within herself, she risks becoming a slave to the “Pale Ones” and never returning home.
Eh, not too bad… but we’ll see.
As always, thanks for reading… Until next time….