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Pitch Slam is a contest on Twitter. It’s the first contest I’ve been in where you get the opportunity to receive feedback, revise and resubmit. The results go up tomorrow. Check it out and wish me luck! 🙂
Get your 35 word pitch and the first 300 words of a completed manuscript ready. Submissions started at noon and will go until noon tomorrow or 9 am to 9 am EST.
You will find all the information on Twitter and be redirected to the submission rules and guidelines.
Good luck everyone!
I finally did it! I sent my synopsis and first three chapters to the agent who requested my work. Whew!!! What a process that turned out to be. The synopsis I had to prepare was only two pages long. As I prepared to write it, I couldn’t believe I had to get 250 pages onto two pages – but I did. I got right down to the bare bones, filled it with emotional conflict, back story, and the black moment. I prepared the email, proofread everything and let my cursor hover over the send button.
Did I forget anything? Did I catch every mistake? Was I professional enough? Did I do it right??? – is what it comes down to in the end.
So, I let my cursor hover a little longer as I re-read the email again… my heart raced, my breath caught, I started humming a silly tune, then I took a deep breath and pressed the send button. I have to admit, my body shook with nervousness, but I was giddy.
Yeah me! A goal accomplished… I don’t know what the outcome will be, but I’m proud of following through and getting my work out there.