So, how’s everyone coming with their Holiday Contest entry?
You’ll be completely unsurprised to discover that I have not even started my sample entry.
That is because I still have 5 full days.
OMG! I only have 5 days!
Quick! This calls for something calming!
Oh, look! We have Scotheroos, prepared by the lovely and talented Tina!
|Scotcheroo courtesy of Tina Cho used with permission|
According to Tina, the top is chocolate and butterscotch melted together… YUM… The bottom is rice krispie, peanut butter and light corn syrup. Doesn’t that sound delicious??? Please, help yourselves. It’s important to maintain a steady caloric intake during cold weather to prevent frostbite 🙂
Ah. I feel much calmer now. Just let’s all take care not to remind me how I’m running out of time to write you-know-what for the you-know-what 🙂 And you guys have almost 5 more days than I do, so you’re all in good shape 🙂
Okay. Time to get down to brass tacks. First off, the November Pitch Pick.
Here are the 4 pitches, revised in response to your very helpful feedback (for which everyone was so grateful!)
Rashad Saves The World (PB ages 5-8)
Rashad is tired of being the youngest and the least important member of his family. When he learns at school that he can save the world, he leaps straight into action and straight into trouble with his family as cell phones disappear down toilets and ice cream turns into soup. And when he accidentally demolishes the garden of his fearsome next door neighbour, his career as a Super Hero seems to have come to an abrupt end. Will he still be able to save the world? Perhaps he already has …
Diary Of A Heroic Horse: Molly Gives Faith Hope (PB ages 6-13)
Polka Dot Sue (PB ages 3-6)
The Good Morning Book (PB ages 0-4)
“Good morning world, now it’s day. Time for the sun to come out and play!” Jackson talks him mom into playing the Good Morning Game before brushing his teeth… “Good morning eyes, ears, nose and mouth. Good morning north, east, west and south.” Join these two on their morning adventure from Jackson’s bed as they visit all the animals, creatures in the sea, plants and trees, birds and bees… just to say… Good Morning.
Please choose the pitch you think is best and most deserves a read by editor Erin Molta and vote for it below by Sunday December 8 at 5 PM EST.
Now then, today’s pitch comes to us from Beth who says, “I’m a former first grade teacher turned human development specialist (a.k.a full-time mom). In the early morning and during nap times, I work on humorous picture books and a middle grade novel (with series potential) about a tomboy. I also enjoy making up new words, blogging about the craft, and ending an occasional sentence, like any true Pittsburgher, with a preposition.”
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Tomboy Rules: Blossoms Are Always Prepared
Age/Genre: Middle Grade (Realistic Fiction)
The Pitch: Mabel is so close to playing baseball she can almost see her spitting distance improving. Mom says all she has to do is stay in the Blossoms troop. But that isn’t easy. She turns a dosido into dominoes. She clobbers the troop leader saving a spider. Then she eats the entire cookie sale stash. Three strikes and she’s out, but that won’t stop Mabel. She sneaks to the Blossoms campsite and finds the Blossoms in a stinky situation only her tomboy talents can solve.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Beth is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to being done with my dentist appointment, which I am probably suffering through right now whilst you are reading this post! Whose idea was the dentist anyway? Really, why would anyone what to BE a dentist?! Ah well, I guess we can’t ALL be writers 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone! Happy writing 🙂