Thursday, March 3, 2011

Emergency Advice Needed!

If you are coming to see Margo Benson's guest post, you can find it HERE. Sorry to move on so quickly, but I need all my awesome writerly friends advice.

Yesterday I found out that this months Agent Judged Contest on QueryTracker.net is for adult SF/F, Horror, Thriller and Romance. It started today, twenty-nine minutes ago. The good news is that they are taking all entries for the next 24hours. I need to submit a one sentence pitch and then the first 100 words of my novel.

Last night I tried to boil my novel down to one sentence, but my brain is mush. Seems like it is always mush lately. Anyway, can you look at these and tell me which one pulls you in more, and any advice you might have? You're the BEST!!

1. The only way for Talia to escape death at the hands of the scaled aliens is by embracing the magic flowing through her.

2. With scaled aliens hunting her down, a female scientist learns to trust the magic flowing in her blood to save her people.

3. Scientist Talia Shannon wants to live, but the dragon-like aliens invading her planet are determined to kill her and wipe out the last of Sendek's mages.

4. Scientist Talia Shannon has lived life on her terms, separate and alone, but now that her prophetic nightmares are becoming reality she must work with others to revive a forgotten magic to save her world.
Additions thanks to comments based on standard format:
5. When Talia Shannon finds herself in the city of her nightmares, she knows an alien race will invade any day, and if she doesn't find a way to warn her people without revealing her magical nature all will be lost.
6.  Independent scientist Talia Shannon struggles to warn her people that dragon-like aliens are coming to claim Sendek for their own without revealing magical gifts, but magic is the only thing that can save them.
7. Independent scientist Talia Shannon struggles to warn her people of an alien invasion without revealing her magical gifts, but magic is the only thing that can save her world.
8. When an independent scientist dreams of a brutal alien invasion and it comes true, she realizes science alone cannot protect her way of life, and magic is the only hope.