Wendy's favorite quotes

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."— Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Practicing Your Pitch

I'm very excited to go to Storymakers this weekend and meet all the wonderful writers, authors, editors, and agents! Last year I got several books signed by James Dashner, Jessica Day George, and David Farland.  This year I'm bringing two great YA novels (The Hourglass Door, and The Golden Spiral) in the hopes that Lisa Mangum will sign them!

I learned so much last year that I decided to be brave this year and sign up for a pitch with an editor there.

In a valiant effort to NOT look like an idiot during the pitch, I've been researching everything I can find on what to do. My favorite website help for struggling would-be authors is Pitch University. I love, love, LOVE the lesson that says "don't memorize it" because my memorized speech was flat and mechanical.

So, if you are as crazy as I am and have signed up for a pitch, I wish you the best of luck.

I promise to take good notes to share with all of you again this year.

Cross your fingers for me!

P.S. Don't forget that you have a couple days left to put your name in to win DEPTH OF DECEIT by Betty Briggs. Just leave a comment HERE to enter. Giveaway ends May 10th.


S.M. Carrière said...

Oh, thanks so scary and wonderful all at once! Best of luck on your pitch! I'd love to hear about the experience when you're back.

Wicked-Sassy said...

So how did it go? I'm anxious to hear :) Great meeting you and I haven't forgotten my homework assignment. I'll get it to you soon!

Look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Wendy Swore said...

She wants a partial! Woo! The said my pitch was very well done and she liked it a lot! *happy dance*

I bought your book today so please text or call me when you are back in the building so I can find you and have you sign it. :) Thanks! It was wonderful meeting you!