So, recently, I came out of the closet about writing. The first question people normally ask is "Will you try to get published?" and the second is, "Well, what are you writing about?". So, here is the 'what'.
The children's novel that I am revising now is about the magical connections that make life wonderful. Since it is a middle grade novel (for pre-teens) it is really about an adventure between a boy and a star. That's right, it's about a star.
This is the query (the letter to a literary agent) that explains the premise:
When a thirteen-year-old boy has no one left to turn to, and a Star just won't accept her place in the universe, two worlds collide with a big bang.
Most stars are born ready for the mundane jobs of keeping the universe in order and balance--patrolling space, banishing rogue comets, and monitoring life on planets. But not Star. Born of a wonder and fueled by thoughts, she flies when she should hover, and bumps into things which should never be disturbed. Chances are she'll go supernova before long. She's expected to settle into being a student at the school of Earth. But she's not the settling type.
For a thirteen-year-old, he's got some cosmic problems of his own. His older brother is sick, his mom has checked out of life, and his sister is supremely annoying. Fresh from a visit to his brother in the hospital, the boy wishes the wish that pulls Star down to Earth. He races to fix the mess he made, and finds he has to be more than just a little brother to right the world. It is up to him to keep his fallen Star from going Supernova, and from destroying,well, his entire universe.
So, that's it, in a nutshell (or query). Questions? Comments? Comets? Criticisms?