Yes, I'm still sick. But I had this prepared before, thankfully. It's all part of Brenda Drake's Can You Hit A Perfect Pitch? Blogfest. I don't imagine I will get around much to the bloghopping/critiquing part of the game unless I'm miraculously cured in the next day, but feel free to comment on my entry below. We are supposed to have a 2 sentence pitch (no more than 35 words) and the first 150 words of the manuscript. Hope you enjoy! (Oh, and I moved the Monday blog crit to Tuesday in hopes that I've recovered more.)
Genre: MG Low Fantasy
Word Count: 67,000
Pitch: When Mina's magic doesn't come in like the other witches, she discovers she was switched at birth. Her quest to find the real witch leads her to choices that will change the magic world forever.
Even her mother’s best Patience spell couldn’t keep Mina from pacing her room. In less than sixty minutes, she would celebrate the thirteenth hour of her thirteenth birthday, and her magic would finally flow from her fingertips. She would show everyone once and for all that she was not a weirdo in the world of witches.
Mina moved to the Mystic Revealer again. She didn’t want to be the type of girl that stared endlessly into a mirror, but this object showed more than her reflection; it showed traces of magic. Like she did most mornings, she first straightened her hair, then searched the outline of her image looking for any sign, small as it may be, of her magic leaking. This time she expected to see something different – a glint of what lurked beneath, a shimmer around her reflection – but the Mystic Revealer didn’t show anything but the same old Mina.