Unbagging the Cats 1

Unbagging the Cats 1

Friday, September 9, 2011

Who Wants to Pitch?

Pardon me if I'm a bit nosy tonight. But inquiring minds want to know. What is the state of your work-in-progress?

Is it still rattling around in your head, reluctant to be penned onto paper or stored electronically? Is it in the embryonic stages, slowly forming as days and weeks go by? Has it matured and earned a rest in a cozy desk drawer? Have you dismembered it in a fit of doubt? Are you channeling your Dr. Frankenstein to piece together the monster? Have you polished it to a high sheen, and wish to announce your bouncing baby book?

If you're ready to write a pitch, I have just the contest for you. Anne Mini has announced her Author! Author! Perfect Pitch Competition of 2011. Check out the link to see the rules. You need to scroll down a bit. They are in bold print. If you're unsure of just what a pitch entails, there is a wealth of information in her sidebar. In fact, that sidebar is like a one-stop shop for formatting everything but the kitchen sink.

Don't go poo-pooing Anne Mini's contests. Yours truly happened to win the Author! Author! Rings True Literary Competition in March of this year. It was a contest for the first page, one-page synopsis, and brief author bio. That link is here. A video critique from Anne and author Heidi Durrow (The Girl Who Fell From the Sky) was also part of the deal.

So if you're pitch-ready, check out this contest. Don't cost nothin'. The deadline is midnight in your time zone, on Friday, September 30.


Linda O'Connell said...

Finally a name and face to go with the wit. Congratulations on your win, and I can see why. You know, often as I read about Hick, the Pony and Genious, I laugh and think, THIS SHOULD BE A BOOK. You little sneak, you've been enticing us all this time. Write on!

Tammy said...

Congratulations on the book and the pitch! Can't wait to read the finished work!

Val Thevictorian said...

Shh...we don't necessarily want that identity to get out. I appreciate your encouragement. But I won't start polishing that Nobel Prize For Literature just yet. I learned that lesson from Coyote Ugly, when Rachel told Lil that Violet wasn't all that. "She sang along with a jukebox. Let's not start polishing a Grammy."

Thanks. That's the key word, FINISHED work. I get sidetracked on a regular basis. By little things like my job, housewife duties, my boys' activities, and blogging.