PitMad Results

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Pitmad flew by and wow, what another amazing day. I went in with my three original pitches and half-way through the day one came to me that captured Carri’s voice so well, I pitched it the rest of the evening. When all was said and done I walked away with 6 favorites. 

I’ve started the traditional query process as well, which has started off exceptionally well with my first query landing me a full request.

This is me:

#PitMad Pitch Practice

pitmadThanks to the lovely Brenda Drake, another #PitMad Twitter Pitch will take place January 8, from 8AM EST to 8PM EST. Since I posted a blog for those of us planning on practicing in #sunvssnow to post our queries for feedback, I’ve been asked to post a blog for pitch practice as well.

As you wish!

Use the comments below to post your pitch. Make sure you leave room for #PITMAD hashtag and your genre/category. It’s imperative the genre in included at least. During #PitchMAS a few agents and editors said they passed on pitches because they couldn’t figure out if your novel was adult or YA or NA, etc.

Good luck and Happy Tweeking those Pitches!

Kaylee Davis Twitter Contest Winner

For much of the summer and fall, I only used Twitter to discuss TV shows and other random things. I didn’t discuss my writing because it was a secret that I had started all over. I didn’t want to say much until I had completed the novel (which I completely rewrote) because I wanted to make sure I could finish it…and I did. I started researching twitter and blog contests and for unpublished authors and stumbled upon one by Dee Murray Literary agent Kaylee Davis.

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I entered and expected nothing of it, my luck with contests goes like this: I don’t have any. Needless to say, I was pleasantly suprised when she contacted me on Christmas Eve to say I’d randomly won her contest.

 

I am beyond excited because since #pitchmas is now over, I’d been coming up with a list of agents I wanted to query after the new year. Ironically, she was one of them. I had the email waiting to hit send, already loaded with the requirements of her agency and now I get to hit send, but she will be critiquing either the query itself or the first 10 pages of my novel. Of course, it would make me ridiculously happy if she liked my material enough to request the manuscript and even happier if she saw enough potential in me to want to represent me, but I keep pulling myself back to reality where I’m satisfied that I will be given detailed feedback on my writing.

More details after I submit.

#PitchMAS Success

Well #Pitchmas has come and gone and I have to say I am pleasantly surprised with the interest I received from agents and editors. I completely botched up the first half of the contest, which was a blog pitch, so it was no surprise to me that my 35 word pitch didn’t get selected. I created three pitches and scheduled my tweets to publish (BTW, if you’re a follower, sorry you had to put up with all my pitch tweeting). All I had to do was wait.

Cookie Monster waiting

Until all at once, the requests came in. Some through favorites, others simply told me they liked my material. Which lead me to do this:

Breakfast Club Dancing

And at the end of the day, I walked away with 5 requests, one of which has already turned into a full submission.

Loki counts

Now the problem I’m having is #pitchMAS withdrawal. It was so much fun and I made so many amazing writers attempting to hook an agent or publisher as I am. None of it would have been possible without the genius idea of Jessa Russo and Tamara Mataya and for them I am thankful.

Preparing for #PitchMAS

Thanks to the amazing efforts to @Pitchmas, there is an amazing contest about to take place for authors seeking representation and publication. I’ve been working all week to hone my twitter pitch for the upcoming #PitchMAS and I think I’m going to test the waters with these three.  You have to tweet your novel in less than 140 characters while including the genre and the hashtag #PitchMAS

PITCH1:

Hell wants to open the gates of Heaven & spark the end of days, leaving Carri & her Guardian Angel to stop a war or die trying. #PITCHMAS YA

PITCH 2:

17yo Carri & her Guardian Angel boyfriend are banned from heaven, but it’s up to them to prevent Hell from breaking in. #PITCHMAS YA/UF

PITCH 3:

Banned from Heaven for who she is. Wanted by Hell for what she can do. An ancient plot makes her a danger to both. #PITCHMAS YA/UF

 

Which (if any) are your favorite? Pitch 3 is my favorite

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