Thursday, February 3, 2011

First draft of my formal description of AUTUMN OF SECRETS!

So on inkpop I was prompted to write a formal description of my novel, as if I were writing it to an agent. This is only the first rough draft, and I know I'll be changing it several times. BUT I need your help!! Will someone please comment on this post for feedback?! I'm starting to think that, to get any form of reaction at all on either of my blogs, I've got to say something controversial or get published or something. It didn't used to be that way. WHERE HAS EVERYONE GONE? Dx ;-;

[/end moping session]

So here goes!

Autumn of Secrets follows the story of a teenage girl named Olivia who, after her parents' divorce, is whisked away by her mother to live in a small town in Maine--one that nobody has heard of before, and she doesn't think has any family ties with them. The first week that they live there, she realizes there's something seriously wrong with this neighborhood--and the wishing well down the street. Maybe her mother has been hiding something. Everyone else on Casaway sure is.

Then a neighbor named Ian finally tells her about the wishing well, and how it has a cycle in granting wishes--perfectly, then oddly, then tragically. The frightening truth sinks in, that the reason these kids haven't told Olivia anything is because they are waiting for her to make the tragic wish, thus clearing the way for the other two. Suddenly she can't trust anybody, not even her mother, who still won't say a word about her motives for the move.

But she's become friends with them all, despite their secrecy. How much longer will Olivia be able to handle the truth--that she's being used as a sacrifice, watched like prey, and has been from the moment she came?

1 comment:

Lyndik said...

Question: Is this to tell reader's what the story is? It seems like you're telling a friend rather than trying to entice someone into reading the novel by this short segment about it.

Trailer for The Wishing Well

(The trailer still has the title Autumn of Secrets, but that's the only thing that changed--the plot is the same!)

Thanks to Nickname for making this trailer!