It’s Wednesday, my friends, and because I am genetically predisposed to be psychic (my mother’s great aunt’s second cousin once removed’s middle daughter-in-law grew up next door to a medium!), I know what the burning question in your minds is!
I know that you woke up this morning wondering to yourselves: what the heck do they do with the middle part of a bagel?
Really, it’s a mystery for the ages.
The middles of donuts become munchkins. Everyone knows that!
But what becomes of bagel middles?
I’m glad you asked!
Because luckily, having recently traveled to the hinterlands of the untamed west (the outskirts of Los Angeles 🙂 ), I know the answer!
Bagel middles become Shmearfuls!
(I am not making this up! Check out Einstein Bros Bagels if you don’t believe me! Or just look at the picture below – actual living proof!)
All I wonder is why it took someone so long to come up with this absolutely amazingly awesome idea! I mean, it looks like a munchkin but it’s actually a little round bagel middle stuffed with cream cheese and warmed to the perfect temperature… I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say pure genius!!!
So, now that I’ve answered the morning’s burning question, how about Something Chocolate (to go along with our Shmearfuls 🙂 ) You know. So we can do like the black bears and get ready for winter hibernation 🙂
Chocolate Craving Cake
Mmmm-mmmm! Lip-smackin’ good! I feel more prepared for winter already! How about you? 🙂
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Kim who says, “I’m an aspiring children’s book writer lost in the corporate world, using each book as a stepping stone to escape the gray cubicle realm I’m trapped in.”
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Belly Button Piranhas
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: Olivia is a gullible eight year old girl that must come to terms with her Dad’s explanation of the origin of the holes in her favorite shirt. With the help of her friends and her dog Rowdy, they will cure the infestation of the belly button piranhas.
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 Kim 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 November, so you could get your pitch up pretty soon for helpful feedback and have a chance to have it read and commented on by editor Erin Molta!
Kim is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to cleaning my office.
That may have been a small fib.
If you know me at all, you know I consider cleaning an act of desperation, only to be attempted when the writing is Just Not Happening.
But it IS fair and true to say that I’m looking forward to when my office IS clean!!! 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂