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Road Trip Wednesday #50: Who's your comp?

Welcome to our *50th* Road Trip Wednesday!
Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

We'd love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link in the comments - or, if you prefer, you can include your answer in the comments.
This Week's Topic:

Who are your comp titles/authors?
Emilia: "Everyone is special. You're special. Adorable little Billy is special. I'm special! (No, really...)"

Kaitlin: "You might think I'm going somewhere with this..."

Kate: "I liked the idea of using comp titles in my queries, because I wanted to show that I had done my research."

Road Trip Song of the Week:
The Pretender - Foo Fighters
Next week's topic:
What was the best book you read in October?
Kaitlin Ward

Kaitlin Ward is the author of Bleeding Earth, Adaptive Books 2016, and The Farm, coming 2017 from Scholastic.

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    here I am
    after missing a few weeks...

  2. Pretty neat topic---it really made us think. Here is mine and Pam's:

  3. This week's topic was HARD! Here's mine!

  4. BTW, the link to Emilia's blog is wrong. :(

  5. Here's mine:


  6. Interesting!

  7. This is a pretty cool topic. It really made me think b/c I'd never really considered my comp titles. Here they are:

  8. I always reserve Wednesdays for RTW posts, but this week... I struggled. I can tell you what I aspire to...

  9. I tried to comment earlier but apparently it didn't take.

    My post is at:

  10. this week: a study in humility and ego-mania.

  11. OMG the 50th RTW!! That is momentous. Good job ladies!

  12. Here's mine!

  13. I'll echo all the "cool topic" comments. Here's mine:

  14. Congrats on your fiftieth Road Trip ladies! Here's mine:

  15. Wow, the fiftieth--you must be coming up on a year, if you've been doing them every week.

    Here's mine:


    Love this topic!

  17. It took my first agent all of five seconds to comp the book she signed me on when I couldn't think of anything to save my life. FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC meets LIVING DEAD GIRL. Awesome! Now I get the process...

  18. I'm a day late, but I'm in:


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Item Reviewed: Road Trip Wednesday #50: Who's your comp? Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Kaitlin Ward