I so wanna run with that pun right now.
So I’ve been querying out my book…ten queries and two rejections so far. One nice. One total snobbery. Whatever.
My book–Human Touch, the first of six in the planned series–is about a girl who died on her 18t birthday in 1989. She’s essentially trapped in her house, a friendly ghost. Twenty-three years after her death, a guy moves into their room. After that night where he wanted to numb the world, she saves his life. They finally meet. They fall in love. But you know, she’s a ghost.
The story is about how they found each other, how they can date and the drama that goes with their lives in the states they are.
Book one in a nutshell.
Since sending out those query letters, I’ve read/heard/been told that no one is looking for a paranormal story anymore. Bummer. Although, I will say most paranormal stories out there involves vampires or werewolves…it’s a rare find to see something with a ghost like element. I’ve been asked what book my story is like…and I can’t think of any I’ve read that come close to this and what happens within the pages. I’ve read ghost stories. I’ve read romances. I can’t find anything to come even feet close.
I need to find a better way to query this? Or find a new genre that doesn lump me in with the Dead. Although with a technicality, the main character is totally dead.
I figure I need a new way to promote this. A new angle? It was originally completed in 2012…which either puts me ahead of the curve or still way behind. And the timeline can’t change…the other books hinge on this timeline… As in I’m writing the future right now with book four.. Wondering if I should just opt for the Romance genre… And slightly forget to mention paranormal…maybe contained within a coughing fit in the fine print at the bottom of the query letter… That’s an idea.
Suggestion? Thought? Feel free to speak. You can even tell me to accept the fact my manuscript is totally dead.