Well, folks, here it is Wednesday again! What a week it has been, and not a good one.
I like to keep things upbeat around here, so I won’t depress you with details. But I haven’t got the heart for high jinx and shenanigans today. Instead I’ll just ask that if you have kids and they’re near, give them a hug. If they’re not near, call them and tell them how much you love them. Take a moment to be grateful if they’re alive and well, even if sometimes they try your patience, and if they’re old enough to be driving, remind them, even if they roll their eyes, that motor vehicles demand respect and caution at all times – at least twice as much respect and caution as they think. Then hug them again. And maybe once more, just because you can.
And now, I will be having at least two helpings of Something Chocolate, and I recommend you do the same. Celebrate the good! I picked something delicious and chocolatey but also delightfully cold since it’s going to climb well into the 90s today. Two layers of decadent chocolate cake with a layer of vanilla ice cream sandwiched in between all topped with hot fudge! Really, what could be better than that? 🙂 Maybe chocolate ice cream in the middle 🙂
|Milo Ice Cream Cake
Now that we have all enjoyed a sustaining snack, let’s get right to Would You Read It.
Today’s pitch comes to us from Erin who says, “My name is Erin. I have a degree in Biology, a job that has nothing to do with my degree, and an insane urge to write, which has nothing to do with my job! A couple of years ago, I discovered a box of books I had saved from my childhood and realized I wasn’t pursuing my passion. I started writing picture books, taking online classes, and trying to learn my craft. And this year I’ve committed to putting my work out there for critique so I can eventually get to the next step–submission!”
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Love, Emmett
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: Emmett loved books so much that he eventually loved them to pieces…literally. Going on daily adventures with a little boy will do that to a book. After his favorite one falls apart, Emmett saves the one remaining page to remember the book by, only he can’t seem to get the story quite right. When Emmett’s teacher asks the class to share their favorite books, Emmett must decide how to tell the book’s story. But his love for the book might just say everything.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Erin is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to spending time with my family, including my sister and brother-in-law and my niece and nephews who are arriving this afternoon for a two week stay. After this week, time with family is exactly what I want most.
Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone! 🙂