Happy Wednesday, Peeps!
So yesterday, I drove to JFK. I got there a teensy bit early (shocking, I know! I don’t think I’ve ever gotten anywhere early before! :)), so I went to hang out in the cell phone lot. And guess what? What should come along but a Mister Softee truck! It plonked itself right in the middle of the cell phone lot, and drivers from all the fancy black SUVs with taxi and limousine service license plates came flocking up for ice cream! That’s what I call enterprising – capitalizing on a captive audience. And the line for cones proves that the child in all of us is never too far away 🙂
And since I’m apparently spouting random facts today, as you’ve no doubt noticed by now, being observant writerly types :), I have a new website – just about 2 months old 🙂 I’m picking away at adding to it and updating it, and it occurred to me that maybe I should mention (in case your browsing hadn’t taken you that far) that there are all kinds of hidden gems, either already up or coming soon! So I am taking this opportunity to mention the Resources For Writers page (still under construction) which has, er, not surprisingly, resources… for writers 🙂 Hop over if you’re interested. Peruse what’s there. And then come back and let me know if there’s something you’d particularly like to see there that I can add for you!
Right then. Enough with the chit chat. We’ve been here nearly 14 seconds already so it’s time for Something Chocolate, don’t you think? What with spring being in the air and all, I thought I’d go healthy today, so I’m serving No Bake Strawberry Chocolate Tart (healthy by virtue of the fact that it contains a fruit item :))
Looks like health food to me! 🙂 And you can’t go wrong with a dessert item that is both chocolate and no bake! (I seem to be on a no-bake kick… impatient much?! :))
Alright. Grab a napkin so you don’t get chocolate and strawberry juice all over your computer and let’s check out Would You Read It!
Today’s pitch comes to us from Tracy who says, “Hey there! I’m Tracy and I am a Language Arts Interventionist, who loves every minute of it! I recently submitted my first article for Highlights Children’s Magazine and I couldn’t be more excited, Yahooie! Animals, children and writing are my passion, and fortunately for me, I have all three in my life. Thanks so much for taking a look at my pitch :~)”
Visit her at:
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Trouble With A Capital “E”!
Age/Genre: Picture Book/Early Reader
The Pitch: Sometimes, no matter how perfect things seem, trouble will find you and perhaps even follow you home. And that’s exactly what happened on an extraordinary day while Jack and his favorite person, Lily, went walking. Join Jack and Lily on their early morning adventure that brings trouble and the unexpected into their quiet home. The perfect pooch found the perfect friend, and together the unlikely duo find friendship, love, mischief, and yes TROUBLE. Sometimes, “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” can be spelled with a capital E.
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 Tracy 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 dropdown under For Writers in the bar above. There are openings in April so you could get your pitch up for some helpful feedback very soon, and have a chance to have it read by editor Erin Molta!
Tracy is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to seeing what you think of the Resources For Writers page and what kinds of things you might like to see added there!
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂