It’s official I am a Larry Letdown! After reading countless posts regarding #pitchmad, I realised how much I didn’t know and also that I was in no way prepared to pitch. Further more it was evident that my manuscript wasn’t ready either; it’s still a work in progress much like myself in fact.
It was apparent that those taking part were firstly very knowledgable about this event and processes. Secondly, they had clearly spent every waking minute in preparing their pitches and honing their manuscripts. As I had already arranged to take the day off and had stocked up on gallons of Red Bull (which I detest after overindulging in vodka & same one weekend) to keep me going through the day I still wanted to watch the proceedings and got quite caught up in the spirit of the event even though I was just a spectator. Writers tweeted pitches for their manuscript twice an hour throughout the day and literary agents favourited those that they wanted to see more of. I loved the hosts who under the #moderatorninja gently warned against over tweeting and typos. There were some excellent pitches which impressed and intrigued me so I have no doubt that many writers were successful in attracting the attention of an agent.
The next #pitchmad event is the 7th December; which incidentally is my birthday so not sure whether this is a good omen or not! Subsequently, I shall be spending the next couple of months buffing and polishing my pitch and manuscript so it will be glowing like a firefly in readiness for the occasion.
I hope you can forgive me for ducking out on this occasion but I wanted to thank you all nevertheless, for your support and encouragement and a special mention to my very own dream team of Megan @ Cowboys and Crossbones and Rhonda @ 50 Shades of Gray Hair who were emailing me for England with tweet ideas which I will be squirreling away to bring out again at the next event. I felt a bit like Rocky with my two boot camp trainers; ladies you truly are champions.
So I shall be rocking up to #pitchmad on 7th December in my Mickey Mouse onesie (attractive visual I know) and hoping that fortune favours the brave and that life is kind to me on that day.
In the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take