So, big news on Blueberry Hill… I took Princess Blue Kitty for a bath!
I know! Practically unprecedented!
You all remember Princess Blue, right? My trusty Subaru Outback who carries me valiantly hither and yon, up and down the eastern seaboard and beyond on my various wanderings? Well, sad to say, she got extremely coated with salt when I took her to Vermont last week. You couldn’t even tell she was blue anymore 😦 Normally I would wait for a good rainstorm or a high wind to remedy the situation, but she looked so pathetic even I couldn’t take it. So down the road we went for a proper bath at the car wash. And even though cats do not like water, Princess Blue Kitty was grateful. I can tell. I have a sixth sense about these things. I’m like a car whisperer… she just speaks to me 🙂
I’m guessing a lot of you have cars suffering the same fate, due to the recent heavy snows. So take it from me (remember, I’m a car whisperer) that your cars too will be grateful to be relieved of their coats of salt!
And now that we’re done with that public service announcement, how about Something Chocolate? You just really can’t go wrong with
a dessert breakfast called Fat Witch Bakery’s Legendary Chocolate Caramel Brownies! 🙂
It’s okay if you’re drooling on your keyboard. That’s what they make paper towel for 🙂
Today’s pitch comes to us from Ashley who says, “My name is Ashley Franklin, and I began my picture book journey just a year ago. I’m an online teacher by day and a writer by night; oh, let’s not forget about the frosted layer of motherhood plastered on top.”
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: The Race Against Sleep
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: Bill is the fastest runner this side of the Mississippi, but can he outrun Sleep? THE RACE AGAINST SLEEP is a 400 word picture book story for children ages 4-8 that introduces them to a boastful boy, Bill, who can outrun anyone—or so he thinks. Bill races against Sleep across a picturesque, Southern landscape in an attempt to keep his title, but he finds out that even champions need their rest.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
If your answer is YES, please feel free to tell us what you particularly liked and why the pitch piqued your interest. If your answer is MAYBE or NO, please feel free to tell us what you think could be better in the spirit of helping Ashley improve her pitch. Helpful examples of possible alternate wordings are welcome. (However, I must ask that comments be constructive and respectful. I reserve the right not to publish comments that are mean because that is not what this is about.)
Please send YOUR pitches for the coming weeks! For rules and where to submit, click on this link Would You Read It or on Would You Read It in the drop-down under For Writers in the bar above. There are openings at the end of February (seriously! I have slightly dropped the ball in letting people know there are upcoming openings in the calendar!) so you could get a space quite soon for feedback on your pitch and a chance to be read by editor Erin Molta!
Ashley is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to vacuuming Princess Blue so that her inside is as clean as her outside.
Actually I’m not.
That’s a flat out lie 🙂 You all know how I feel about vacuuming… 🙂 But it’s the sentiment that counts, right? I want Blue Kitty to be clean inside, so that’s all that matters 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!