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99 Problems But A Pitch Ain't One

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...except when it is. Help.

I'm in the process of writing my first YA novel (indeed, I shall have a whole new YA website soon). I need to write a pitch--they're handy, pitches--and yet I'm having a serious write-fail.

I can write pitches for other peoples' books. I don't mind saying I rather rock at that. And I spent months and months as an intern, reading other peoples' YA pitches. So why isn't it happening? Why won't the awesomeness of this WiP shrink into a neat little package of blurb-tastic horn tooting? [Shakes fist]

Please give me your pitch-writing tips. I will be eternally grateful. I will brave a dinner of "fish with eyes" (as the four-year-old puts it) with an almost-smile on my face.

(Incidentally, the one-sentence pitch for this contemp scifi thriller is "seventeen-year-old troubled genuis goes on the run with his dad's lab "project": a girl who is proof that memories are spores." That took me ten seconds, but it doesn't want to inflate any further).

Hit me!

P.S. Last chance to enter the giveaway for an advance copy of CHAIRMAN OF THE WHORED!

Happy Friday: A Most Erotic Conversation

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Really, in fact. This is the dirtiest thing you'll read this week, and it occurred in the car the other day with my Supportive Husband.

Dear reader...we were talking about this:

Me: ...Actually, I think my biggest indulgence this week is the emo toilet paper. Which is quite sad.

H: D'you know what, though? I walk into the bathroom and it totally brightens the place up.

Me: Really?

H: Really.


Me: It's only limited edition. Which is sort of frightening.

H: It is? Shit. We need to BUY IT ALL, RIGHT NOW.

[Another pause]

Me: You're serious, aren't you?

Psst: click here to win an advance copy of Chairman of the Whored, my awesome feat of erotic mastery (also known as "debut novel").

Happy New Year & Win an Advance Copy of CHAIRMAN OF THE WHORED

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Giveaway is now closed and the winner has been notified. Thank you all for entering :)

Ladies and gentlemen: welcome to January. I hope it sees you well.

I've had a very awesome year. I sold two books, published another myself, started script work. I had a lot of fun on my internship (where I met my rather marvellous critique partner, Christa). I moved to the coast, did much swimming...okay, okay, I'll shut up about that now!

Moving on: I've had a pretty great reception for BEAUTIFUL MESS, my first release, and I'm very grateful. In return, I want to start the new year with a bang (perhaps literally. Ahem) and offer you the chance to win an advance e-copy of CHAIRMAN OF THE WHORED, my upcoming novel and the first in the Whored series. It's the story of one rather mixed-up girl, two very mixed-up men, and the resulting hot mess they get themselves into. Dirty, dirty lawyers. Good job that office has a cleaner, eh?

The contest will run from now until January 20th--which means the winner receives the prize a whole month before the official release date.

If you'd like to enter, you can do one of two things:

1) Leave a comment below. Please make sure I have a way to contact you--either leave your email address on the comment, or sign in with your Blogger name etc.

2) Send an email to lucyvmorgan@gmail.com with "Chairman giveaway" in the subject line (I promise not to spam you in future, or send you inappropriate pictures of dogs).

In the meantime, I'd like to wish you all a very happy new year full of cake, luck and phenomenal cosmic power.

Oh, and world peace. Some of that, too. Ahem.