Hope you’re all having a lovely week so far!
I am having a school visit kind of week – teaching 4th graders about writing – tons of fun! (But I confess to being away from my desk and absent from social media!)
Remember that baby horse I mentioned a while back?
(Don’t get excited…!)
We’re still waiting!
Such anticipation!!! 🙂
I’ll keep you posted!
Meanwhile, there’s nothing like Something Chocolate to help the waiting time go by… 🙂 Can I interest you in some Dark Chocolate Cream Pie?
Dark Chocolate Cream Pie
I know I can interest myself in some 🙂 YUM!
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Corine. An encounter on a dusty road in southwest Spain between a boar piglet, an abandoned hunting dog, and Corine, inspired her to write and self -publish her first children’s story. Nature is a constant inspiration and this new story idea is no exception. While sweeping the outside terrace of their holiday shack ( on a beach somewhere in Portugal), Corine stumbled upon a wolf spider with hundreds of babies on her back. EEEK! An incident that inspired this story.
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Willamina the Super -Mom Wolf Spider
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 6-9)
The Pitch: Willamina the Wolf spider wants more than anything to keep her spiderlings safe until they are ready to explore the world on their own. But when her tummy starts grumbling, she knows it’s time to leave the den to *hunt. Not an easy task with three hundred spiderlings on her back! To make matters worse, it is full moon and she is not the only one who is hungry. Willamina has to hide from an owl, run away from a shrew, and, in the end, outsmart a lady with a broom—an incident that forces her to release her spiderlings, but not without telling them they are going on an adventure.
*Wolf spiders hunt for prey. Females are single parents and carry their offspring (hundreds) on their abdomen for about one week— until the spiderlings disperse— at times via ballooning.
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 Corine 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 May, 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!
Corine is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to that baby horse! Maybe we should take bets on what day it will arrive! 🙂 I shall cast my vote for April 25 because that’s today… and it could happen… 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂