Good Morning, Dearies!
I’m just going to come right out and confess that I am not even here right now!
Whilst you are reading this post (which I scheduled ahead), I am in BRAZIL! I know! Nuts, right? 🙂 But I am!
And I’ll tell you right now, I didn’t even pack my computer! I am taking a whole week off to visit my son and not doing any work at all! So you may rightly accuse me of dropping the ball 🙂 Hopefully I’ll figure out how to pick it up when I return, since the Holiday Contest opens approximately the next day! Have you noticed how there just never seems to be enough time for everything?
Anyhow, even though I am in Brazil where I’m not sure if they even have chocolate (I’ll let you know when I get back) I would not want to deprive YOU! So how about a little Something Chocolate to get you revved up for helping today’s intrepid pitcher. (Please help yourself to seconds if you need extra fuel to motivate your Holiday Contest entry writing! 🙂 )
Easy Chocolate Cake
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Candace. Candace follows her heart and writes poetry and short stories. Her poetry blog is http://rhymeswithbug.com
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Cock-A-Doodle WHAT?
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 2-4)
The Pitch: Clarence the Rooster was nervous. Tomorrow morning was his big opportunity to wake up Farmer Judy. But what if she sleeps right through his crowing? Clarence decides to ask his friends on the farm for advice. He asks the cat, the sheep, the ducks, the cow, and even the hairy dog, for ideas. Should he follow his friend’s suggestions, or should he follow his 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 Candace 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 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!
Candace is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to the upcoming Holiday Contest! Have you written your entry yet (hint-hint, nudge-nudge! 🙂 )?!
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂