Can you believe it? Here we are at the last Wednesday in August! Where did the summer go?
Before we get to all of today’s exciting offerings, I just want to thank everyone who took the time to visit Eric’s website and listen to his music, and especially those who followed him on Twitter and downloaded tracks. We are both so appreciative and hope you enjoyed what you heard. (And if you didn’t get a chance to check it out, please feel free at any time :))
Also, while I was listing new things on Monday, I forgot to mention that my blog and website have been revamped a bit to make them more integrated. I wish the titles for WYRI, PPBF etc. could be in smaller font, but Blogger won’t let you do that, so it is what it is. Otherwise, I feel pretty good about it. What do you guys think?
Now then, let’s fortify ourselves with Something Chocolate, shall we? I’m in the mood for some Chocolate Cream Pie this morning… something I know Clar will back me up on because I think she eats that for breakfast every day 🙂
By the way, if anybody out there has Something Chocolate they’d like to share with the group, please feel free to email pictures (and recipes if you have them) as Coleen and Teresa have done recently and I will use them and credit you on Would You Read It!
Alrighty… Let’s get to the July Pitch Pick! All the pitches were terrific, and the vote was exceptionally close – unprecedentedly so as a matter of fact! – but in the end, the winner was….
RACHEL with her pitch for The Curse of the Shattered Sceptre!
Congratulations, Rachel! Your pitch is on it’s way to editor Erin Molta for her thoughts. And congratulations to all our brave pitchers for great story ideas and wonderful pitch revisions. Good luck to all of you with your stories!
Today’s pitch comes to us from Alicia who says: About me: I am currently a freshman at Wright State University and heading towards a Masters Degree in Middle Childhood Education. Writing is my first and foremost passion, leading me to want to help kids in school achieve their goals through teaching them how to write. I also began writing in middle school, which is exactly why I would like to teach children of that age.
If you’d like to follow her on twitter she’s @TacitLady and you can contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: The Savage Queen
Age/Genre: YA (Fantasy/Adventure/Coming of Age)
The Pitch: Roma Whitewood is charged with treason for trying to protect the only family he has ever known as they are murdered before his eyes at the hands of the King’s Royal Army. The country Roma has always called his own, betrays him as his punishment is to be stripped of his citizenship and sent to work in the treacherous labor camps, where he meets Lyra and she opens his eyes to the truths of the world that he had been overlooking his whole life. All of the stories his mother told him as child, that he never even dared to believe, all begin to come true and Roma must face the ultimate decision: be oppressed or join the Uprising with Lyra. There’s more to Lyra than she’s telling him, but Roma can only put his trust in the hands of the girl who had been by his side every moment in the camps. She was going to escape, or die trying, and Roma was going with her, no matter the outcome.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Alicia is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to finishing cleaning my office (which yes, I am attempting once again… we’ll see if I succeed this time or give up in despair as usual 🙂 I may need another slice of pie :))
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!! 🙂