It just occurred to me that one month ago, I had NEVER queried or pitched a book, and since then I’ve done nothing BUT pitch and query my book. And occasionally sleep.
I didn’t dip a toe into the water of querying-PitchWars threw me off the dock into the deep end. And while it’s been an exhausting, wild, emotional ride, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Today I tossed out a few more bread crumbs for agents via a twitter pitch contest called PitMad. 280 characters, three attempts. That’s it. Pitching via twitter requires writers to dig deep and find the meat of their story, then figure out how to present it in the most appealing way. All in a sentence or two.
Query letters are hard. Twitter pitches are harder.
I took it as a challenge and worked on my pitches with some writer friends for the past few days and my pitches–one in particular– seemed to work pretty well! So I’m dubbing my first twitter pitch contest a success.
And with that, I’m exhausted.
I hope everyone else who participated had a successful day!