Would You Read It Wednesday #62 – Dishing Up (!) (PB) And The September Pitch Winner

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?

If your answer is YES, please feel free to tell us what you particularly liked and why the pitch piqued your interest.  If your answer is MAYBE or NO, please feel free to tell us what you think could be better in the spirit of helping Brenda improve her pitch.  Helpful examples of possible alternate wordings are welcome.  (However, I must ask that comments be constructive and respectful.  I reserve the right not to publish comments that are mean because that is not what this is about.)
Please send YOUR pitches for the coming weeks!  For rules and where to submit, click on this link Would You Read It or on the Would You Read It tab in the bar above.  There are openings in December, so you have time to polish 🙂 for a chance for it to be read by editor Erin Molta!
Brenda is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch!  And I would like to sneak in a quick word from our sponsors before you go.  Have I reminded you lately that the Halloweensie Contest is coming up soon?

I haven’t?

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 🙂

61 thoughts on “Would You Read It Wednesday #62 – Dishing Up (!) (PB) And The September Pitch Winner

  1. Julie says:

    It was difficult to concentrate after seeing that mouth-watering cupcake! Because food fights are fun especially if I don't have to clean them up, I liked the pitch. Very clever having invisible culprits!

  2. Susanna Leonard Hill says:

    Boy, that cupcake made quite the impression! I can't believe how many people were distracted by it 🙂 Apparently my previous food pics were not nearly of the same quality! I'd better watch where I put Stacy's delectable desserts 🙂 Thanks for you comment for Brenda, Julie!

  3. Linda Boyden says:

    I am late to the discussion but yes, it hooked me right off because I had an imaginary friend; my kids all did, too, so I hope they aren't ghosts. Go, a PB about imaginary friends! However good concise is, I want to know more: a couple of hints on plot and MC. Brenda, this sounds very readable. Best of luck with this project.

  4. Theresa Milstein says:

    Stacy is awesome! I'm scared to use pictures too.

    Congratulations to Elizabeth!

    I'm not sure about Brenda's pitch. Sound like it could be fun, but who/what are these invisible guests, and how did they cause such mayhem? I think the title could reflect the fun in the pitch better.

    Ooo, a contest? Can't wait to hear all about it.

  5. Sharron says:

    First, I want Stacy's address and what she is baking today. I'm coming over. Need chocolate! Beautiful picture. She is as talented with photography as she is with baking. Wow!

    The pitch is perfect in its simplicity. However, being a mother, I was a bit uncomfortable with the thought of a food fight. Having invisible 'somethings' doing it makes it more palatable (giggle) for me.

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