January 23, 2013

Pitch Wars Entry #34 - LOVING LAVENDER GIRL (YA Contemporary)

NAME: Melissa Mitchell
MENTOR: Mónica Bustamante Wagner
GENRE: YA Contemporary
WORD COUNT: 88,000


OCD, shoelace-obsessed Adam and dreamy quarterback Beckett have one thing in common—Brynna. She might be Adam’s whimsical best friend and secret crush, but she’s Beckett’s girlfriend. When Bynna's heart condition turns fatal, Adam and Beckett will have to stop hating each other because if she dies… they’ll only have each other to lean on.

FIRST 250:


I’m late for my appointment. But that doesn’t bother me as much as why I’m late. My shrink moves to an upscale office in Cleveland but neglects to tell me, OCD patient who fears everything orange, that her new office door matches a Halloween pumpkin. While she waits inside her office, wondering why I’m irresponsibly late, I’m outside—pacing back and forth, cursing myself for being a loser because I can’t touch an orange door. I'm a prisoner of my own mind.

I tell myself to try the door again, but when I go to push it open, I'm hit with a wave of nausea so strong I cover my mouth to stop myself from puking in the hall. I squeeze my head between my hands and step back. There’s a small green bench by the elevator. Green is good. I sit on the bench and dial Brynna’s number on my cell phone. She answers after the first ring.

“Hey, Shaggy.” There’s no explanation why Brynna’s voice makes me feel safe, but it does. “I thought you were at your doctor’s.”

“I am. But remember she moved to a new office? Her door. It’s orange.”

“No way.” I nod though Brynna can’t see me. “Okay, well, it’s not like you’re so psycho you have a head in your freezer, right?”

I look at my phone and laugh. “You're so weird.”

“But you love me, right?”

That’s an understatement.


Jordy said...

I would love to see the full manuscript. Could you please send it to me at jordy@thebookeralbertagency.com? Thanks!

Jodell Sadler said...

I would love to read Loving Lavender Girl. Would you please send it to me at sadler-carvette children's literary: sadler4kids@charter.net? Thanks!

Katie Shea said...

Please send the first 50 pages in word doc to kshea@maassagency.com

Thank you!
--Katie Shea

Louise Fury said...

I would love to read the full manuscript.

Please include the pitch/query letter in the body of the email AND as page 1 of the manuscript. Email:louise@lperkinsagency.com



Jessica Sinsheimer said...

I'd love to see this. Please send query, synopsis, and full manuscript to ESubmissions@SarahJaneFreymann.com, with #PitchWars in the subject line. Thank you!

All best wishes,

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