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YA Science fiction
How long have you been working on it?
Eighteen months: I started it for NaNoWriMo 2011, and it's been through two drafts and input from several critique partners and one beta reader, though I'd like some more beta readers. The initial idea came to me when I was about 14 years old so this story brewed in my head for decades!
I usually love writing pitches, but for some reason I've really struggled with a pitch for this particular book. This is my most recent of dozens of lame attempts:
Blinded in a freak accident, Camria is tempted by a mysterious young man's offer to restore her sight in exchange for her memories, which she discovers are not her own but belong to another girl who lives light-years away.Brief Synopsis:
Seventeen-year-old Camria and her twin sister Liz are the first children ever conceived and born on the International Space Station. Cam just wants to be a normal high school junior and skip all the attention that goes with being a highly publicized “space twin.” But when she’s blinded in a freak explosion, and Liz disappears, she’ll do anything to get her sister and her sight back.
Cam suspects there’s something more to Lander, a new transfer student, than his odd accent and his interest in her. He's from a planet not yet discovered by Earth, and he knows why Liz disappeared. Lander needs the memories hidden in Cam's mind during the supposed explosion to save Liz from an alien faction bent on taking over minds of unsuspecting humans.
Lander restores Cam's sight with his advanced technology and takes her to find her sister, but whoa. She didn't count on traveling through wormholes, fighting off mind control, and facing her own growing attraction to Lander. Cam must decide to save her sister and herself, or risk their lives to keep the enemy faction from stealing more minds from Earth.
Are you looking for Beta Reader(s)?
Yes - leave a comment if interested! Leave a comment even if you aren't interested, I'd still love to check out your WIP too.
Here's a picture that inspired part of my story: image of the Orion Nebula.