I just have to say, I love our writing community!
Where else, on a Monday or Tuesday afternoon, can you find
mature adults making up rhymes about poets, or writing songs with animal noises in them for other writers’ blogiversaries on Face Book? (And yes, that certainly IS an excellent and productive use of time! We’re writing, aren’t we?! :))
So let’s see… what have I accomplished this week? You mean, aside from the verse about the otter? Ummm…..
Excuse me while I distract you with Something Chocolate 🙂
Please, help yourselves! While your mouths are full, I’ll explain what we’re doing today.
Due to December’s crazy schedule, we only had 2 pitches, and January has 5 Wednesdays which, for those of you who struggle with math (oh wait, that’s me!), means there will be 5 pitches :), so to make the pitch picks more even I put Sidney’s from the first Wednesday in January in with the 2 from December so that December’s pitch pick will have 3 and January’s (when we get there) will have 4.
I hope you were all able to follow my advanced math at this hour of the morning. More cake?
So here are the revised pitches for the December+ Pitch Pick 🙂
Differently Together (formerly Eddie Brick Visits The Aunts) – PB – ages 4-8
When their grandnephew Eddie’s visit stirs up their tried-and-true routine, Emmie and Effie Brick find the upset quite upsetting. Eddie’s creativity might just help his aunts learn to enjoy doing things a little differently, together.
Oyster And Pearl – PB – ages 4-8
Pearl is a tiny grain of sand that lives in the bottom of the ocean. She feels insignificant in her world and both envious AND enamored of the star that she can see far above her. As she sets her sights on joining the star, she encounters many challenges... until finally, one night, she meets Oyster, who helps her become a star of her own.
Astrid Climbs Her Family Tree – PB – ages 4-8
When Astrid discovers family photo albums, she can’t figure out how she is related to all these people. Join Astrid as she learns how to draw a family tree, create a gravestone rubbing, build an Aztec pyramid, march like George Washington and chase her boredom away.
Which do you feel deserves a trip to editor Erin Molta’s desk for a read and comments? Please vote for your favorite by Friday January 18 at 11:59 PM EST and I’ll announce the pitch pick winner next week.www.lindaboyden.com. Here is her pitch:
Working Title: The Good For Plenty Bibs
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4 and up)
The Pitch: A spanking new pair of bib overalls arrives at the Owens’ family cabin for the oldest boy, Jake’s birthday. Pretty soon he sprouts like a beanstalk and dumps them into Granny’s quilt pile saying, “Good for nothing bibs.” Granny argues, “They’re the good for plenty bibs.” She stitches a pocket up and passes them down to the next boy. So the bibs pass from brother to brother, Granny fixing them up each time. They cycle through rips and tears, ups and downs but finally when the last child and only girl, Annabella, outgrows them Granny agrees: they’ve been patched and re-patched; they’ve lost their midnight blue, their October sky blue, and even their milky morning blue. Now they’re finally the good for nothing bibs. This time Annabella disagrees. With a clever plan and her brothers’ help, the kids work out a surprise that leaves Granny speechless.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Linda is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to what kind of tomfoolery will show up on Face Book this afternoon 🙂 It better be good. My expectations are raised now 🙂
Have a great day, everyone!