What´s Up Wednesday? The November 6th edition

What´s Up Wednesday

What´s up Wednesday is the brainchild of Jaime and Erin. It´s a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up. Should you wish to join, make sure to leave a link to your What’s Up Wednesday post in the widget on Jaime´s blog.

What I´m reading

 

HOW TO LOVE by Katie Cotugno which I picked up thanks to this amazing review by Katy.

And as mentioned on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/commutinggirl/status/397766577707548672

https://twitter.com/commutinggirl/status/397782356666241024

 

What I’m Writing

 
I´m revising. This weekend I finished revising my first 50 pages again.
And…I´ve started working on my query. Thanks again Alison for keeping up with my crazies.
This isn´t the final version but see below what my story is about.

Ever since escaping the town her serial-killer father terrorized, sixteen-year-old Erin Holtz has had one goal: blend in —but keeping her secret gets complicated when she starts receiving death threats.

Erin´s got the fake it ´till you feel it down to a science. Despite the threats, she swallows her fears and plasters her cheerleader smile on her face. Her life soon turns into a nightmare: her Nana dies in an “accident” and a girl from school decides to blackmail her. Even resident hottie and Pulitzer Prize wannabe Malik might know more about her than he lets on. Her father’s claims that there is another killer seem like another plot for attention and Erin doesn’t believe him for one second. After all, she should know, he tricked her into choosing his victims.

However, doubts linger when her blackmailer ends up dead with little angels carved into her face—her father´s trademark. To stop this madness, Erin has to face him and the demons of her past. Otherwise, she might be the next angel to die.

DADDY´S LITTLE ANGEL is a young adult suspense novel, complete at 65,000 words.  I think it would appeal to readers of THE RULES FOR DISAPPEARING by Ashley Elston.

 

What else I´ve been up to

 
Almost two weeks ago, hubby and I spent the weekend in Hamburg. We saw Jay-Z in concert and wow, this was really an AMAZING weekend!!!
 
:-)

Managed to catch a pic of the little boy…

 
Kind of blurry but this was AMAZING!

Kind of blurry but this was AMAZING!

The view from our breakfast room...

The view from our breakfast room…

 

What inspires me right now

Katy and Alison started NaNoReviseMo to finish revising their manuscript this month.If you want to join them, you should totally check them out.

My goal: to be ready for PitchWars

https://twitter.com/commutinggirl/status/397379521877266432

I can’t wait to check all your posts and see what you’ve been up to :-)

24 Comments on “What´s Up Wednesday? The November 6th edition

  1. So glad you’re liking HOW TO LOVE, Elodie, though I’m not surprised at all. There were certain people I thought of while I read it, people I knew would love it the way I do, and you were definitely one of them. Best of luck with your revision this month. Here’s to meeting our goals!

    • I really loved it a lot. I’m still in the story and imagine what’s happening to them now…*dreaming*…How are your revisions going?

      On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 4:15 AM, commutinggirl

  2. what’s up for me in Skopje ???? nothing specaial except the Turkish film festival, I saw a film on Monday evening and plan to see another one tonight. Have a good day. BIsous Mam

  3. Oh, pitch wars is coming up! I don’t know if I’ll make that . . .*taps fingers on table*
    That query description gives me goosebumps. Sounds really good. I saw a type in 1st paragraph – on goal = one goal.
    Love those pictures!

    • :-) Glad you enjoyed the query. I have goosebumps writing the book and did break down twice already while writing so I think that’s a good sign. Thanks for spotting the typo. Correcting it now. :-)

      On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 9:57 AM, commutinggirl

  4. Okay, STILL super jealous about the Jay-Z concert, but so glad you had such a good time!!! And MUST GET MY HANDS ON HOW TO LOVE!!! It sounds beyond amazing. :)

    Thank you for all the shout-outs and love, Elodie! You are super sweet! I promise, promise, promise I will look at your revised query by week’s end, but I will say it just keeps getting stronger! Go YOU! You can totally do this. :) Also, when do I get to read the rest of the story?!

    Have a great week!

    • :-) Jay-Z was INCREDIBLE!!! :-) HOW TO LOVE is really amazing…you totally need to pick it up…No worries about my query, take your time! I signed up for a pitch boot camp too :P

      Well..I need to work VERY hard this weekend and I might be able to send it within the next two weeks. I’m not quite sure it’s going to be ready for PitchWars though :( Oh well, we’ll see…

      Have a wonderful revision day again today Alison :-)

      On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 11:43 AM, commutinggirl

  5. Your pitch sounds great! I’m not sure I’ll make Pitch Wars because I’m still waiting on beta feedback and have to do at least one more edit of my MS… Best of luck revising! :)

  6. Wow, Daddy’s Little Angel sounds downright creepy. Best of luck with it!

    Hamburg? I love Germany and have visited several times. Hamburg is a great city.

    Tschüss!

  7. Wow, your ms sounds intense. Good luck revising! Pitch Wars is a great opportunity so I hope you make it :)

  8. Your query sounds very interesting and creepy! If you want some nitpicks… the first paragraph is a bit awkward to read. It sets up the scene nicely but I stumbled over the sentences when reading it. And you have the word “another” twice in one sentence later on.
    Also, I can’t help but think, if her dad is a serial killer, WHY ISN’T HE IN JAIL?! Why hasn’t she put him in jail?

    • Thanks so much Melanie :-) The dad’s in jail. Actually he’s on death row, filing an appeal and claiming there was another killer. She helped put him to jail when she was 8 years old… Fresh eyes always help!

      On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 4:41 PM, commutinggirl

  9. “After all, she should know, he tricked her into choosing his victims.” Ooh, that line literally made me shiver!

    Good luck with your revisions!

  10. wow, your story sounds intense! If you ever need a beta, I would be more than happy to take a look! Good luck with the remaining revisions. How to Love is in my tbr pile and i’m looking forward to reading it, you’ll have to share your review. And I’m totally jealous you went to Jay-Z concert, I bet he was amazing!

  11. This is an interesting premise, Elodie–a teenage girl with a serial killer father. That’s a recipe for a troubled life! Since everyone else is throwing in their 2-cents (or 2-euros), the line I would encourage you to reconsider is the first line of the second paragraph: “Erin´s got the fake it ´till you feel it down to a science.” I think I know what you’re trying to say, but it didn’t work for me. It may be just me–probably is–but I think dropping that line entirely would improve the whole paragraph. But again, that’s just me. :)

    All the best with revisions! :)

  12. HOW TO LOVE looks sooo good. I want to read that one so bad and I keep hearing great things!

    Good luck in pitch wars, Elodie! Also, There’s a NaNoREVMo??? That’s exactly what I need to join!!

  13. That looks like a really fun trip!! And I’m totally in on NaNoRevMo! (Was confusing my hashtags–you should see me on Twitter pretty soon. :) )

  14. I love your query. I would totally read that book. Good luck finding a home for it. And good luck with all your revising too.

  15. The premise of your manuscript sounds SO good!!! Crossing my fingers that you get picked for Pitch Wars. Being part of Team Smitten Kittens last year was so fun!

    I have a copy of HOW TO LOVE and I’m excited to read it.

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