Just when I think I might be approaching being organized, a tight deadline comes along and WHAM! I am speedily disabused of that notion!
So, since I have a deadline in a matter of hours, there will be no chit-chat today!
Right down to business! That’s me!
First, I’m thrilled to announce that the winner of the April Pitch Pick is Mary with her pitch for April Showers! Congratulations, Mary!!! Your pitch is on its way to editor Erin Molta for her thoughts and I’m sure you’ll hear from her soon!
Congratulations as well to all our other amazing pitchers who did such a fabulous job writing and submitting their pitches so bravely for your comments, and then taking your feedback and improving their pitches! Well done, all of you, and I hope you’ve come out of this with pitches you feel are stronger than what you started with!
In celebration of our awesome pitchers and because by golly! I need something to perk me up after an inadequate amount of sleep (please refer to deadline mentioned above) I think it’s time for Something Chocolate! How do you feel about Easy 5-Ingredient Black Forest Trifle? As you can see, it has fruit in it, so that makes it breakfast in my book. (Not the book I’m currently writing, just, you know, the proverbial my book… Sorry, this is the kind of drivel that occurs when you’ve been banging your head on the wall for a few days… Muse, thy name is Capricious! 😊)
Easy 5-Ingredient Black Forest Trifle
Doesn’t that look scrumptious???!!!
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Sarah who you know very well by now! 😊 Sarah says, “I am an Optometrist, mother, and lover of the outdoors. I live in NH with my husband and two children. I love to paint in my free time, when I’m not writing.”
Find her on the web at www.sarahheturadny.com
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Cake, By Cat And Bear
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 3-7)
The Pitch: Two friends plan to bake a cake. Only Cat ends up doing the work; Bear takes a nap. This, as well as an additional unfair action by Bear, causes problems between the two friends. All is made well in the end and Bear even makes up for his earlier lack of action.
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 Sarah 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 September, so you have time to polish your pitch before putting it up for helpful feedback and a chance to have it read and commented on by editor Erin Molta, but there’s no harm in saving yourself a spot!
Sarah is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to a 1) a nap after close of business, and 2) a celebratory weekend because someone in my house is graduating from college! 😊😊😊
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 😊