Pitch Wars 2017 – Potential Mentee Bio

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SPACE! THE FINAL FRONTIER!

It’s Pitch Wars time and the submission window is looming, so that means procrastinating by writing a bio!

A Little About Me

I’ve been writing since I was 12, when I realized writing books was way more fun (and easier) than drawing comics. I still draw from time to time, things like this:

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(which you can get on a sticker over at my Redbubble!) And sometimes I draw my characters:

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My bisexual MC with her bisexual haircut and bisexual girlfriend frenemy

But writing… you just can’t beat it.

I started looking for representation for my second novel back in 2015, but I quickly realized (as I tried to write the query letter) that book was a disaster that should never see the light of day. I moved on, and have since written 6 manuscripts total, and I have plans for… so many more.

I have a BA in English Literature, which means I sometimes do pretentious things like call the opening pages of a novel the incipit. But more importantly, it means I’m used to meeting deadlines. I thrive on deadlines (NaNoWriMo is my favorite time of the year!) and I’m an insufferable over-achiever when it comes to surpassing personal goals.

That means, potential mentors (I say, wiggling my eyebrows), I’m ready to work. I shelved this manuscript for almost a year, and when I dusted it back off, I realized so much was out of whack. I’ve revised the heck out of it in the past month, but I know with some guidance I can take it to new levels of awesome.

What manuscript, you say? Why, I’m glad you asked!

A Little About the Book

ONE-WAY TICKET TO THE MULTIVERSE is a YA sci-fi novel that features some things like:

  • Space!
  • Spaceships!
  • The multiverse!
  • Alternate versions of Earth that resemble Earth only in mass/size
  • Sentient species living on these alternate Earths
  • Sword fights!
  • Space pirates!
  • Awkward bisexual realizations!
  • Explosions!
  • Fancy dresses!
  • A main cast composed almost entirely of ladies!

Things the book does not include:

  • Exclamation marks!

More Stuff About Me

An incomplete list of things I love:

  • Chocolate
  • All manner of sweets
  • Coffee and tea
  • Bullet-point lists
  • Exclamation marks
  • Dinosaurs
  • TV shows
  • Office supplies
  • Those perfect fall days where it’s sunny with a nice cool breeze
  • Space

In Closing…

Thanks to all the mentors (and to Brenda!) for making Pitch Wars such a warm and welcoming community. I already feel like a winner, and I’ve learned so much and grown so much as a writer.

Link to the #pimpmybio Blog Hop!

http://www.lanapattinson.com/pitch-wars-2017-pimpmybio-contestant-blog-hop/

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