Okay, I’m climbing down from the sad horse I rode in on last night to announce that I’ve entered Pitch Wars. See? Moving on I am!
What’s that? You don’t know what Pitch Wars is? Well, then head on over to Brenda Drake’s blog and read this post. Have no time to click through and read? Okay, okay, I’ll spell it out.
From the list of participating mentors at the bottom of the above-mentioned post, you apply to three (or fewer if you want, but you can send in up to three applications). The mentors then choose which authors they want to work with and workshop the daylights out of the authors’ projects. In January, there’s an agent round!
I narrowed down my list of mentors to five last night and finally managed to choose three. It took some doing, though, because I was tired. And one sounded perfect and then I read, “But please, no portal fantasy.” *headdesk* WHYYYY?
So. Submissions were sent off this morning. And now I wait. And cross my fingers. And hang around the hash tag on Twitter. And maybe work on my WIP. And listen to Christmas tunes.
And try not to gain a hundred pounds on yummy holiday food.
Well, I should probably get back to work. You know, querying and such. Because I have a list. Happy Tuesday!
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8 thoughts on “Pitch Wars!”
We’re entering Pitch Wars, too – haven’t sent in our applications yet, since we’re still trying to narrow it down, but we’re very excited. Good luck!
It’s hard to choose – there are so many great mentors participating! Good luck!
Jesus. Is it a YA thing? YA has taken over.
You’re telling me! That seems to be all anyone writes these days. Except for me. I write for an adult audience. There’s nothing wrong with YA – I read lots of it – but it’s not what I write.
Same here. You’re brave, submitting your work to them. I don’t think I could handle it. Even if I was accepted, I’d be just waiting for them to ‘coach’ me into dumbing things down for a younger audience. I’m probably wrong, though… I’m just jaded.
Good luck to you!
I’m a bit cynical sometimes, too, but I’m also plenty stubborn. Sometimes that’s a good thing and sometimes that’s a not-so-good thing, but hopefully it’s a trait that will help me stay true to my original intentions while also creating the best possible story at the same time. Of course, if I don’t get chosen, I guess I really don’t have to worry, now do I? 🙂
As for bravery, I hadn’t really thought about it. That’s definitely probably for the best. 😛
Way to go. Bouncing back is the best path. Good luck with this new venture.
Thank you! This is only the second contest I’ve entered, so hopefully it will go better than the last one. By which, I of course mean that I hope a) I get chosen and b) I make it to the agent round. I am, by nature, an optimistic type. I suppose that’s a good sort of personality to have in an industry that can occasionally make you feel as if your soul is being sucked out of your pores by a vacuum cleaner. 😀