So, I was reading an article on MSN the other day that said (and I am seriously not making this up!) that it was good to have dessert for breakfast.
They announced this like it was an important new breakthrough, but I ask you – haven’t I been saying this for years? in my own chocolate-loving way? 🙂
I believe I am smarter than the average bear 🙂 Have Something Chocolate, won’t you? It’s for your health 🙂
And you are going to need your energy today because we have an action-packed Wednesday!
First, I am honored to say that I have received the Very Inspiring Blogger Award from the lovely and talented Tina DC Hayes!
I am so delighted to think anyone finds my blog inspiring! Really! It totally makes my day 🙂
Aside from displaying the award and mentioning and linking back to the blogger who gave it to me, I’m supposed to tell 7 things about myself. You guys all know me pretty well, though, and I don’t want to bore you, so we’ll just skip that bit for now. Then we get to the bit where I’m supposed to pass the award on to blogs I find inspiring, and for once that’s easy because it’s ALL OF YOU! So help yourselves – you deserve it! 🙂
Now then. Onward!
Next on our action-packed schedule, we have Straight From The Editor for the December Pitch Pick.
You will recall Kim’s pitch:
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.
And here is Erin’s helpful response:
Cute idea! I would make two small changes. One at the end . . .”who helps her become a star in her own right.” Because she doesn’t literally become a star and “of her own” sounds like she’s got a star. You want to get across that she transforms (like a butterfly) into something special a jewel of the sea – a pearl. And it seems odd that her name is Pearl but that’s what she becomes. I would give her another name or else it gives away the ending right away. Maybe something like Little or Tiny or something to emphasize the insignificance she feels.
I always find her comments so insightful!
Next (no rest for the wicked 🙂 – go back and have another slice of cake if you need further fortification :)) we have today’s pitch which comes to us from our friend Julie, whose previous pitch for Eddie Brick Visits The Aunts you may remember from December. A scribbler of children’s stories in between chores, Julie Rowan-Zoch has visited three continents, attempted to learn 4 languages, and has a 2-3-3-3-3 phalangeal formula in both of her hands and feet. (Though not yet able to get a good grip with her toes, she has been drawing with her hands since she exchanged a banana for a crayon.) Please come visit her on her blog and view her beautiful artwork (some of which is featured in my PB writing course :))!
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Just Call Me The Kid
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-7)
The Pitch: Pip the mouse longs to be a cowboy, and does his best to rustle up some skills. His mother gets kinda ornery though, as Pip’s attempts turn the household on its head. But that doesn’t sour his milk, and neither does the neighbor’s cat!
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Julie is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to spring, which Phyllis has assured me is coming early and I plan to hold her to it. Anytime this afternoon would be fine! 🙂
Have a great day, everyone!
86 thoughts on “Would You Read It Wednesday #75 – Just Call Me The Kid (PB) AND Straight From The Editor”
I wholeheartedly agree with the rich language! However as this is a pitch, I am just thinking that the word could interrupt the flow of the pitch, I think another word might just fit in better with the rest of the pitch 😉
Thanks for the suggestion *looking at the salt shaker*! lol
Thanks Hannah – I appreciate 'comma sense'!
Thanks you Carrie!
🙂 Danke Erik
Thank you, Elaine.
I know, Angela – I am always interested in the things Erin picks up on! And thanks for your comments for Julie 🙂
Thanks so much, Delores – your opinion is very helpful! 🙂
It's good to be the smart ones, isn't it Patricia? 🙂 Thanks for your encouraging comments for Julie! 🙂
Thanks for your comments for Julie, Heather! And tell Arthur that great minds think alike 🙂 I WOULD have brownies for breakfast except we ate them all… time to make more 🙂
Thanks for your thoughts for Julie, Stacy, and the sneaking is easier before they get tall enough to see what's on the counter 🙂
OMG, Nancy! We are twins separated at birth! This is one of our family's all-time favorite bits, and we joke about it and reference it ALL THE TIME! 🙂 🙂 🙂
You are sweet 🙂 And we're going to be sort of close to spring this afternoon – maybe up to 39 degrees!!! – but then we're getting a snow dump on Friday, so they say, so it may not last… guess I'll have to make more cake…. 🙂
Absolutely, Genevieve – it is your body crying out for a health regimen 🙂 And thank you for your helpful comments for Julie!
Thanks, Joanna! I'm aure Julie will be very happy to hear that 🙂
I know you'd like this pitch, Coleen, because cowboys wear denim 🙂 And aw shucks, ma'am – aren't you nice? You're blog is very inspiring too – I hope you take the award! 🙂
Thanks for your thoughtful comments for Julie, Sue! And yes… you can always have seconds around here 🙂
Thanks for your thoughts for Julie, Clar, and I'm glad to hear you're following a healthful diet 🙂 You're blog is very inspiring too – be sure to take the award if you'd like it 🙂
Thank you, Maria, very helpful comments for Julie! And I'm glad to know another devotee of Bill Cosby's chocolate cake skit 🙂
Hmmm…. maybe next week we should have tiramisu for WYRI…! 🙂 Thanks for your very thoughtful comments for Julie, Teresa!
Thanks so much for chiming in Yvonne – so helpful! 🙂
Thanks for your help, Pat, and glad you liked Erin's comments!
Thanks so much for your helpful comments for Julie, Penny! And glad you found Erin's thoughts useful 🙂
Thanks for your enthusiasm for Julie, Vivian, and for cake 🙂 Glad you found Erin's comments helpful, and I hope you'll help yourself to the award because I find your blog very inspiring too!!! 🙂
I'm going to send you one of those plastic baby bibs with the trough at the bottom 🙂 (which I thought were completely revolting and my sister-in-law loved :)) And yes, I thought that was a very good point too!
Thank you kindly, Elaine! 🙂
Thanks for your encouraging comment for Julie, Elaine 🙂
Thanks so much for chiming in for Julie, Denise! And it was nice of Tina to give me the award 🙂
Thanks for chiming in for Ms. Rowan-Zoch, Erik, and I'm glad you find the editorial comments helpful!
Thanks you for your very articulate and helpful comments for Julie, Carrie! 🙂
Thanks for your suggestions for Julie, Hannah! Very helpful 🙂
Thank you for sharing your thoughts for Julie, Pam – very helpful as always! 🙂
Thanks, Leigh! I'm sure Julie will be thrilled to hear your comments 🙂
Aw shucks, Pam – thank you 🙂