Would you look at that?
It’s Would You Read It Wednesday again!
I really do not know where the time goes sometimes!
And the fact that today is Wednesday means that tomorrow is the opening day for the 6th Annual Pretty Much World Famous Holiday Writing Contest! Woo hoo! I hope you’ve all got your entries ready, or nearly so. You have 5 days to post, though, so if you’re not done yet, don’t panic 🙂
I, of course, need to panic because I have not given my sample even a second’s thought yet… It will seriously be a miracle if I get one together to post for you guys tomorrow! But fingers… and toes… and eyes… etc… crossed 🙂 Let’s hope the Muse is around and feeling generous!
Down to today’s business, I’m happy to announce that the winner of the October Pitch Pick was Michele with her pitch for When The Sheep Fall Asleep. Congratulations, Michele! Your pitch is winging through cyberspace to editor Erin Molta and I’m sure you’ll hear from her soon! (Although given that we’re approaching the holidays, it may not be right away!)
And congratulations as well to all our other pitchers who wrote fabulous pitches for interesting stories and bravely put them out there for us to read and comment on and use to help each other learn how to write strong pitches. You are all winners just for making that effort! Consider yourselves showered with virtual chocolate treats! 🙂
And speaking of chocolate… how about a little Something Chocolate? Festive and perfect for winter holiday entertaining – or breakfast 🙂 – there’s nothing like a Hot Chocolate Cake Roll!
Hot Chocolate Cake Roll
Doesn’t that look scrumptious? Mmmm! Yum! Get a cup of coffee and have another slice! 🙂
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Noel who is a lifelong learner and avid reader trying to become an avid writer for children. Recently moved from the snowy “Great White North”, Noel now has opportunities to acquaint herself with coastal creatures that provide new inspiration for stories.
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Good Old Gus
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 5-8)
The Pitch: After years of working with his Captain at sea, an ice cream loving dog is left to wait, alone on the pier for the Captain’s return only to find that there are others on land who need his help more than they realize.
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 Noel 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 January, so you have a little time to polish your pitch before putting it up for helpful feedback and have a chance to have it read by editor Erin Molta!
Noel is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to the 6th Annual Holiday Writing Contest which opens at midnight!!!!! Can’t wait to read all your amazing entries!
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂