What's your hook? Do you have one?
I don't think I have the twenty-word pitch down for my book yet. Do you?
Let's say you're in the elevator with your dream agent and she asks you what your book is about. What do you say after sweating profusely and wondering if you have a nose hair sticking out of your nostril?
Here's mine. Which, um, I just made up on the spot. See, I've got skills.
Or maybe not.
The Glimmerlings & The Book of Sleep, in which twelve-year-old Max Hollyoak discovers he is not only half Fae but that he must stop the rebel King of Faerie from stealing the souls of children.
Jeez, 35 words.
I was looking at Cyn Balog's blog--wait a minute--she's got the word blog right in her last name. Sweet. Anyway, after rooting around for a while, I came across her blurb from Publisher's Marketplace:
Cyn Balog's SLEEPLESS, about a sandman who falls for a mortal girl whose sleep he controls.
Now that sounds like a hook. In thirteen freaking words. It's even got the conflict right in it. In fact, it makes me jealous. Damn, what an original-sounding idea. Uh, I need one of those.
So what's your pitch, if you want to share. Or even if you don't want to share it, do you have one?