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Hey there,

Hope you are well today. 🙂

I’ve spoken on here a lot about how I’m writing book three, which in itself lets you know that there’s a book one and a book two. I bang on about how I want to find an agent and how I’m going to crush the shrinking violet and “confess” to being a writer, but I’ve never really been specific, have I?

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about Sara Bareilles’ song Brave, claiming it to be my favourite song at the moment, yet still I haven’t been brave myself. I hide behind the labels Books 1-3 and have told you nothing about them. That’s bit lame really.

As this is my 100th post, I thought I’d ask myself What Would Sara Bareilles Do?*

Here are my elevator pitches (single sentence sum ups) for Book 1, Book 2 and the still-to-be-completed-first-draft Book 3. They actually have titles and everything.

Candles Aren’t the Answer

A young teacher with a life-limiting phobia of the dark battles to get her life together and prevent a child she teaches growing up unable to face the world.

Hearts, Unfounded

Samantha Hamilton and Jared Edwards have very different reasons for being brutally lonely and walking away from their normal lives. Embarking on a trip that takes them from Montpelier, Vermont to Montréal and back again, they discover that what you seek in desperation might not be what you want to find.

Sins of the Mothers

Three generations of women determined that the past won’t affect the future realise they have allowed it to do just that. Can Ashley McArthur break the cycle, or will the sins of the mothers live on?

I have a few questions for you:

  • Would these elevator pitches make you want to read the books?
  • Can you give me any feedback on ways to improve the pitches?
  • If you see Sara Bareilles, will you ask her how big she thinks my brave is?**

Thank you for reading 🙂

Elle xx

*Just to be clear, I’ve no idea because I don’t know her. Maybe she’d never do this in a million years and would think I’ve lost my mind. Ho Hum. 😉

**You won’t get this unless you’ve heard the song. What’s keeping you? Go listen!