November has been a whirlwind!
Can you believe it?
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving!!!
By Friday it won’t be safe to go within 10 miles of the mall 🙂
And if Walmart hasn’t got you singing holiday tunes already, we’ll all be doing it by this weekend! 🙂
Since I’m sure we all have a lot to do (and by that I mean I am hosting Thanksgiving and I have to vacuum – ACK!!!) I think we should bolster our stamina with Something Chocolate and get right down to business!
In the spirit of the first Thanksgiving, I’d like to share an old pilgrim recipe handed down from our forefathers (forefathers loosely interpreted as my daughter making Pillsbury homemade in her own special way 🙂 ). It is important around Thanksgiving which involves such demanding time demands as vacuuming that recipes be simple. So get ready.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins (so Thanksgiving-y, am I right?! 🙂 )
Recipe: 1 box of Pillsbury Pumpkin Bread mix prepared according to the muffin directions on the back with however many chocolate chips seem like a good idea (suggestion: a lot!) added in.
Didn’t I tell you it was simple?
I think we all know where my daughter inherited her genius in the kitchen 🙂
You can make these mini-sized and serve them at your Thanksgiving table, or normal size and enjoy them for Thanksgiving morning breakfast. Ooh! Or you can bring them as a gift if you’re going to someone else’s house for Thanksgiving! So versatile!
And I know I don’t even need to point out that they are health food, what with being made out of pumpkin which is indisputably a vegetable! 🙂
That’s just my little gift to you because I am so thankful for you all – no jokes! ❤
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Mary who says, “I am a former teacher who loved reading silly books to my students. In another former life, I was employee at a museum overrun with mice. The Mouse of Rock Town evolved out of those two experiences.”
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Here is her pitch:
Working Title: The Mouse Of RockTown Museum
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 3-7)
The Pitch: Parker, a resident mouse of Rock Town Museum, loves his home, but soon realizes the new museum security guard is not mice-friendly. After harrowing experiences involving brooms, mousetraps and a cat, Parker must use his ingenuity to devise a plan and protect the only home he has ever known.
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 Mary 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 polish up your pitch and get your new year off to a great start with helpful feedback and a chance to have it read and commented on by editor Erin Molta!
Mary is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to the vacuuming being over! But more importantly, to seeing all the family I’ll get to see 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂
And Happy Thanksgiving!!!
P.S. I’m not sure if I’m going to post PPBF on Friday – depends how much time I have – but if I’m going to run the Holiday Contest, I’ll try to get the guidelines up this weekend! This is your last chance to weigh in on whether you want to have it or not…! 🙂