Apparently, it is Wednesday.
I’m not sure how we got here… TARDIS? The twilight zone? The yellow brick road? The Starship Enterprise?…but I skipped right over Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. That is what days holed up in front of a deadline will do to a person. Along with eating apple cinnamon cheerios for dinner so you don’t have to take time away from work to shop 🙂
Anyhow, one way or another, here we are at Wednesday, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, shampooed and dressed in outdoor clothes and ready to take on the world!
Or possibly take a nap 🙂
But really, who can nap when the winner of July Pitch Pick is Greg with his PB pitch for The Remindeer!!! Congratulations, Greg! Your pitch will be on its way to editor Erin Molta any minute now as I try to regain control of my email after days of ignoring it!
And congratulations to our other fabulous pitchers who all did a tremendous job! I hope the experience was helpful to you even if Erin doesn’t get to read your pitch.
Now, onto the next item on our agenda:
No Pitch Pick this week! 🙂
I could have done September, but I figured you guys had really earned a break! So… next week 🙂 And thank you from the bottom of my chocolate-loving heart for being so wonderful about voting for weeks in a row!
Speaking of chocolate… How about Something Chocolate? I don’t really think we can go far wrong with 24 Layer Chocolate Cake!!!
24 Layer Chocolate Cake
I’m not sure I have the patience to actually bake and assemble that beautiful thing, but you can count on me to eat it! 🙂 Breakfast of champions – that’s what I say! 🙂
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Meghan who says, “My name is Meghan. I am an aspiring author. When I’m not living with my nose in a book or a piece of writing I’m working on, I am teaching third grade, working out, spending time with the people I love, or binge-watching my favorite movies and television shows (I love to Netflix and chill on my own). I have loved books for as long as I can remember, and now I’d like to use that passion to create timeless works of literature for all ages.”
Find her on the web at her author page: https://www.facebook.com/Meghan-Wiley-563844300401335/
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Weeping Willow
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-10)
The Pitch: Todd is a young boy that faces an unexpected choice: one that could ruin or fulfill his new friend’s deepest dreams. She is a tree that yearns to be made into something magical, but the consequence might be too much for Todd to bear. Can he handle the pressure?
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 Meghan 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 a chance to have it read and commented on by editor Erin Molta!
Meghan is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to that nap I mentioned…except I don’t actually have time for a nap, so maybe I’ll just have a second helping of the 24 Layer Chocolate Cake (fortification, you know – gotta keep my strength up 🙂 ) and forge ahead, plowing through my inbox, boldly going where nobody has gone for many days…
If you don’t hear from me within a reasonable amount of time, send out a search party! 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂