Just another quick update. I was hoping to have the last edit of Forsaken done tomorrow but things have been really busy while we are still in Utah so I'm not quite there. I'm about 1/3 of the way done at this point so I should be done by Saturday. Almost there! I'll order a proof copy I am hoping by Thursday of next week after we get back home to the island.
Now, I've had major Eden stuff on my mind lately and I've been thinking about something. This is a new genre for me and I'm kinda uneducated in this area. I'm really not sure what exactly the genre is for Eden. It's a YA cause the main MC is 17, then turns 18. It's a scifi, a dystopian, a post-apocalyptic. But I can't say all that when I have to tell everyone what genre my new project is.
So, what would you guys say? I haven't talked too much about what Eden is about but I'll try to spit it all out here. Sorry, I haven't come up with a good sounding synopsis yet...
Those left have banded together in colonies. The one I focus on is called "Eden". This is where Eve, my MC lives. Even though she's so young, she's a leader and the people there rely on her to help protect them. She's been a bit of a rock for as long as she can remember and all she can focus on is keeping everyone alive, as there are still "hunters" out there that try and track them down so everyone will be infected. Then comes along West. Eve isn't sure she can trust him but to her surprise, Eve starts to develop feelings for him. At the same time, her best friend she has known for as long as she can remember starts to develop an interest in her.
But there are complications. Eve can't remember anything about her life before she was 8 years old or how she came to be in Eden. West seems to know something about her past but after she finds out what happened to her, she wonders if it would be best if she'd never found out at all. As all this is happening, the "hunters" are becoming more aggressive and no one is safe anymore. Humans are about to become extinct.
So, what genre would you peg this as? And after reading the description, is it something that really grabs you?
To help you get a feel for one aspect of the story, here's the book trailer I made a few months back. And I do have almost the entire first half up on my website. It's all rough first draft but if you want to read it it will be up for another few days. I will be taking it down as soon as I get home. You can find it HERE.