I have something VERY important to say this morning!
Tomorrow is March!
Doesn’t that just give you a little pick-me-up?
March means the clocks change (a totally stupid system, but let’s not get sidetracked 🙂 ) so in a couple more days we’ll have light into the evening for those lovely after dinner strolls.
And March is the official beginning of Spring ❤
I realize that “official” doesn’t mean Spring actually comes. Around here, Spring takes its own sweet time and generally wanders in around the 4th week of April 🙂
But just knowing that in a couple of weeks it will officially be Spring is uplifting!
So in the spirit of uplifting, let’s have some cookies, shall we? 🙂
You’ve heard of Chocolate Lava Cake… today, for our Something Chocolate, let’s try Chocolate Lava Cookies!!!
Chocolate Lava Cookies
(like the nice springy green letters I chose?)
I recommend some coffee, hot chocolate, or milk for dunking! Delish! And like the commercials say, they’re part of a complete breakfast with eggs, toast, juice, fruit, pancakes, oatmeal, bacon, maple syrup, bran cereal, Belgian waffles, biscuits, muffins, and a couple of pastries!
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Ann who recently wowed us in the Valentiny Contest with her wonderful story, The Hope Of Spring, and who says, “I’m a freelance children’s author living in Cygnet, a small town in rural Tasmania. My jazz musician husband and I love being a part of this vibrant, creative community. I write as Carol Ann Martin and am published mainly by Scholastic Australia. Visitors are always welcome at my blog, Carol Ann Martin Spinning Stories for Children, and my Facebook page, Henhugs and Ticklefeathers.”
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: The Love Song of Jubal Jacques
Age/Genre: Chapter Book (folk-style fantasy ages 8 to adult)
The Pitch: The ten-year-old narrator has been sent to stay with her grandmother on a small, green island, to convalesce after a long illness.
Her Uncle Jubal is in love with the honey-haired lady who lives on the hill. He writes her a beautiful lovesong and sings it to her, but the lady just sits on her verandah and weaves and weaves, never as much as turning her head. How can she be so cruel?
It is the child who finally guesses the secret that will enable Uncle Jubal’s lovesong to reach the honey-haired lady’s heart.
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 Ann 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!
Ann is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! And I (could you tell by the beginning of this blog post?) am looking forward to SPRING! 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂