So, I'm in the midst of my 4th revision. My characters and plot-line are finally feeling right to me but I've re-written my first chapter at least seven times and it's changed every time. I've gotten to the point where I can't even see my first page with any kind of clarity.
So, when I found two offers for free first page critiques, I wanted to shout out in thankfulness. By participating in the Oh, Those High School Dances Blog Hop, I earned a first page critique by Emily at Get Busy Writing and then I discovered that Carol at Artzicarol Ramblings gives away free first page cirtiques all the time (I just somehow missed that on her sidebar right under her picture). So, thanks to these two ladies, I'm seeing my first page with clear vision.
If you would like to see Carol's critique of my awkward first page and help me out by pointing out anything you think needs to change, I would greatly appreciate it. Just visit ArtziCarol Ramblings today.
Closed Hearts Launch Party
Susan Kay Quinn's second book of the Mindjack Trilogy is officially out today!!! Woohoo!
My daughters and I were eagerly waiting with anticipation for this book, and it did not disappoint.
What? I've read it already? Well . . .since I've been lurking around Amazon for this book, I discovered that I could have it delivered to my kindle a few days early, and we've been having an all out readathon in our house, as my kids and I wrestle over my kindle for the right to read this book. The bad part is . . .we've all finished it, and now want the third book . . . and now we have to wait again. No worries. We'll just reread Open Minds and Closed Hearts again in our wait time.
And yes, they are that good, and no, I can't really give details because I'm afraid I'll spill spoilers all over this post. Hmm. What can I say without giving up much?
Kira is a compelling character with flaws, and new, exciting abilities who must struggle to keep those she loves safe and find her place in a world of people who either fear her abilities, or want to use them for their own purposes.
Book Two of the Mindjack Trilogy by
Susan Kay Quinn
When you control minds, only your heart can be used against
Eight months ago, Kira Moore revealed to the mindreading world
that mindjackers like herself were hidden in their midst. Now she wonders if
telling the truth was the right choice after all. As wild rumors spread, a
powerful anti-jacker politician capitalizes on mindreaders' fears and strips
jackers of their rights. While some jackers flee to Jackertown--a slum rife with
jackworkers who trade mind control favors for cash--Kira and her family hide
from the readers who fear her and jackers who hate her. But when a jacker Clan
member makes Kira's boyfriend Raf collapse in her arms, Kira is forced to save
the people she loves by facing the thing she fears most: FBI agent Kestrel and
his experimental torture chamber for jackers.
Check out Susan Kaye Quinn's blog for more information on the awesome launch party, and for rafflecopter prizes!!!
Oh, and if you missed my entry for the Flash Fiction Blogfest, check it out here or just scroll down to my last post.