Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Pitch Party

I don't know if any of the rest of you also participated in the Pitch Party held over at Book Roast, yesterday, but it was pretty fun. I learned about it at Gumbo Writer.

So I wrote my very first pitch ever for my WIP, and actually made the fave list of one of the participating editors. Awesome!

But what I think was the best part was the fact that so many writers participated. It was wonderful to read all the different ideas writers are coming up with. It gives me hope for all those times when I stare at a blank page without any idea how to fill it up. I enjoyed reading the interaction with editors, seeing how other people pitch their stories, and sharing comments with other writers.

Plus I got a major part of my art history research paper done yesterday, which made me very, very happy. And I got accepted in an MFA program.

So, it was a real warm fuzzy kinda day.

This morning, I got a call from a realtor friend who said she has someone who wants to buy our house. I don't know if any of you remember, but we spent almost all of last year trying to sell our house in a dead small town market and finally resigned ourselves to staying here for at least another year. We took the house off the market and got ourselves in the "stay here" mindset. Now we've got a dilemma - sell or not? Of course the instant we don't want to sell someone wants to buy. Sheesh. But I suppose we could look at it as all things in their proper time, right?

Now all I need is a call asking me to interview for the writing job I applied to, and all things will be right with the universe!


CDP said...

I remember the job stress you had a few months ago, so you were due for some things to go your way! That's so exciting that your WIP was an editor's favorite...I hope something comes of it!

Pink Ink said...

Saw your pitch at Book Roast. Cool premise!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Great news on the pitch! Thanks for the link, too. I didn't get a chance to join the party, but it looked interesting.

Congrats on the house selling option.

Suldog said...

Sounds like you have had a truly fine 24 hours there! Yay!

Suldog said...

Just added this to my post today, and thought you might like to know.

If you send me a photo of you wearing a sweater, I'll post it next week and link to your site!