Hey there, friends!
(If I still have any friends out there due to my interrupted and extremely tardy judging of the Halloweensie Contest!)
I sincerely apologize for the delay!
You know how, for a while, nothing happens at all… and then all of a sudden everything happens at once?
That’s been the last week or two for me! So I’m sorry it messed with the contest! And I will do my level best to get the judging done and the finalists up ASAP! Friday if possible… more likely the weekend… but that remains to be seen!
Meanwhile, let’s interrupt our regularly scheduled Halloweensie programming for our regularly scheduled Would You Read It programming! 🙂
First things first, though. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty desperate for Something Chocolate! A girl needs her fuel! 🙂 I don’t personally have any leftover Halloween Candy, but for those of you who do, here’s a recipe to use some of it up 🙂
Candy Bar Cheese Cake
Doesn’t it just give you energy to look at that? Never mind taste it… YUM!!!
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Jennifer. Jennifer Prevost is a wife, mom and picture book writer of the pre-published variety. She’s dreamed of seeing her words in print for as long as she can remember (and feels blessed to have made it this far.) You can find her at her blog, Magnolias & Manuscripts (http://magnoliasandmanuscripts.wordpress.com/blog) where she’s capturing her writing journey and asking questions to authors far more successful than she. If she’s not there, she’s probably somewhere jotting down ideas, playing with her kids or chasing her big, goofy, dog Rex with a cup of coffee in her hand. (Also check IG and Facebook @jennifergprevost, and maybe one of these days, she’ll figure out Twitter)
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Dewey Drops
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-7)
The Pitch: Dewey heard the rumblings, this rainfall would be a big one. As he peeked over the edge of the cloud to check the drop zone, he saw the thing he dreaded most of all. All he wanted was to make someone smile, but would he ever get the chance?
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 Jennifer 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 a chance to have it read and commented on by editor Erin Molta!
Jennifer is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to finishing the Halloweensie judging for you and getting the finalists up for your vote!
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂
And stay tuned for the posting of the Halloweensie Finalists! IT WILL HAPPEN!!!
(just not quite sure exactly when! 🙂 )