So a couple days ago we had Super Bowl LII, and in a couple days the XXIII Olympic Winter Games will start! What is with that whole Roman Numeral thing in sports? Are they trying to be intellectual? Or is it nod to gladiators and arenas and such to make it more exciting? Who knows. It’s probably mostly so our elementary school teachers can say that yes, of course we will use this knowledge in real life! 🙂
(Your chance to make your elementary school teachers do the dance of joy – identify what LII and XXIII represent in the comments 🙂 )
You will note that our own winter writing Olympics (in the form of the III Valentiny Writing Contest 🙂 ) will start the same day as the actual Olympics (well, the sports part anyway… I think opening ceremonies are Friday.) I hope you’re all training hard so you’ll be ready to participate in top form! 🙂
Part of our training regimen should absolutely be Something Chocolate! I’m thinking Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies! How can we go wrong? Health food AND a Valentine twist! Sounds like the breakfast of champions to me! 🙂
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies
Help yourself to seconds – serious training requires fuel! – then wipe the chocolate off your fingers (and keyboard 🙂 ) and let’s get cracking on our Wednesday mission!
Onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Jennifer. Jennifer Prevost is a part time nurse, full time mom of three (four if you count the dog), wife, avid reader, blogger 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 the big goofy dog, always with a cup of coffee in hand. (Check out @jennifergprevost on Instagram and Facebook…maybe one of these days, she’ll figure out Twitter)
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Wendy’s First Taste Of Summer
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-7)
The Pitch: Try as they might, Wendy’s parents can’t get her to break her picky-eater ways. But then she makes a bet with the owner of Millie’s Famous Melons and the results are as delicious as the first days of summer!
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 March, so you could get your pitch up pretty soon 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 the Valentiny Contest! I hope you guys are too! We have some seriously great prizes up for grabs! One of them could be yours! And I can’t wait to read your fabulous stories in celebration of the chocolate lovers holiday 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂