It’s another wonderful Wednesday! And we’ve got tons of Would You Read It fun lined up 🙂
But before we get to that, I just have to interrupt myself for one second and say how lucky I am that the nicest people in the world come over here every day!
You all participate so enthusiastically in whatever high jinx and shenanigans I’ve got going on. So many of you have helped me with one hair-brained scheme or another out of the kindness of your hearts (remember Phyllis’s World Tour?).
A number of you (and you know who you are :)) have recently gone above and beyond to help me with a couple of projects (more on those when and if they come to fruition!)
Whenever I need a talented illustrator or graphic designer (which is pretty much always because I am so bad at that stuff :)) I have only to holler – just look at all the gorgeous book marks and badges and story prompts that abound in this neck of the woods! 🙂
And then, as if all that weren’t enough, Stacy took pity on me (and all of you) because of the Don’t-Use-Images-Off-Google-Lest-You-Get-Sued debacle that has left my Would You Read It posts depressingly undecorated with chocolate. She spent heaven knows how many hours baking amazing treats AND PHOTOGRAPHING THEM!!! and then sent me a whole file full of truly delicious pictures – that I am allowed to use! 🙂 – to make your Wednesdays brighter and chocolate-r. I am not making this up. Look!!!
|Peppermint Patty Brownie Cupcake
Photo copyright Stacy S. Jensen used by permission
Seriously! Aren’t you just drooling?
So I would like to ask for a big round of applause for Stacy! Thank you so much for bringing beautiful chocolate back into our Wednesdays. Really, I’m a little choked up 🙂
And a huge thank you from me to all of you for taking the time to come over here and join in the fun and support me in whatever crazy thing I’ve got going at the moment! 🙂 Please. Have a cupcake on me!
So, okay, enough of that mushy stuff. Now that we are suitably armed with Something Chocolate (YUM!), let’s go!
First, I’d like to announce the winner of the September Pitch Pick. It was a tight race! Our new system of letting writers rework their pitches based on all your helpful comments is resulting in much-improved pitches across the board, making it very difficult to choose! (Although it does also make it more exciting! :)) Anyway, the winner for September is
with her pitch for Buff The Magic Dragon! Congratulations Elizabeth! Especially because you now have the honor and distinction of being the first person in Would You Read It history to win more than one pitch pick! (You all may recall that Elizabeth won the May pitch pick with her pitch for Magnificent about synchronized swimming elephants :)) Your pitch has been sent to editor Erin Molta for critique and I’m sure we’ll hear from her soon!
I would also like to congratulate all the other pitchers – Tina, Vivian, and Catherine – for excellent pitches and for being brave enough to put their work out there for critique. We all know it isn’t easy! So thank you for stepping up to the plate… or maybe it should be stepping onto the mound :)… although somehow that doesn’t sound very good… like maybe something that should be in Catherine’s story 🙂
Anyway, 2nd grade bathroom humor aside, it is now time for today’s pitch!
Today we have a pitch from Brenda. Brenda says, “I am a somewhat average gal, not to tall, not too round, not too young or too old. I am not outgoing, yet I am definitely not an introvert. My works include:
-Meeting Myself, Snippets from a Binging and Bulging Mind (about bulimia and me)
– Heartfelt-366 devotions for common sense living
– God, Gluttony & You (a Bible study)
– The Big Red Chair ( a story book for grieving children.)
Writing gives me a way to look at my life and recognize how far I’ve come. If you really want to know what I am thinking, read my Daily Devotionals.
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Dishing Up (!)
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 3-8)
The Pitch: Squabbles and food fights break out when invisible guests show up at a family dinner table.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Well then, the Halloweensie Contest is coming up soon!!!!!
As you all know, I’m a last-minute kinda gal, so I haven’t yet decided exactly what the contest will be… but it will be on Wednesday October 31 (Halloween!!!) replacing WYRI that day, and it will be a children’s story of some type (aren’t they always? :)) and it will be tons of fun and there will be good prizes!!! So put on your halloween thinking caps so you’ll be all ready to start writing when I put up the official contest announcement… hmmm…. maybe Monday!
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone 🙂