Yes, apparently I title all my threads about my book the same... May have to go through and change them just so I know in my notifications which I'm getting notified about! LOL! (PS. Edit... I changed my titles! I got pro-active and category friendly!) Anyway...
I'm tired of not having a quick pitch when someone asks what my book is about. What I've been throwing out there is super vague and doesn't quite cover what my book is about in terms of plot and conflict. What I usually say is:
Feminist space opera about artificial intelligence, faith, identity, and found-family amidst a backdrop of space-pirates and AI-gods.
I need more. Right? Right! So, of course, while this snippet is a great little amuse bouche, it doesn't make a great appetizer. I do have a 100 word pitch that would work, but it's unwieldy, and I would rather have something a bit more along the lines of my favorite Hamlet quote: "All brevity is the soul of wit." You know? Easy to memorize and churn out as needed under pressure. Part amuse bouche, part appetizer. But for reference, here's the 100 word pitch I came up with:
Nyx can’t find a planet-killing weapon hidden on the pirate-ship Thanatos. When she discovers it’s contained in the weapons systems, she also discovers it’s an ancient, sentient, god-like AI. And her family. The AI awakens code in Nyx’s blood. Now Nyx can control the life-energy of anything her blood touches. Nyx must protect the AI from a Queen bent on using them both to conquer the known universe and a mutinous pirate who wants a prize worth a planet. If not, she’ll lose her crew, her ship, and the only family she has known, but she may sacrifice her humanity.
You can see why I need help, right? Right! Anyway! Look forward to everyone's input!!!!