First Pitch Worries

Hey People!baby arianna

Hope you had a great July 4th weekend! Mine consisted of being at the hospital because my best friend had a baby girl! Meet little Arianna Rose.

Now, enough baby awws. Time to get down to business…and defeat the Huns! Sorry, I always break into singing Mulan when I say lets get down to buisness…and defeat-

Moving on.

It has been a while since I have gone to a writer’s conference. So I googled last night and found one not far from where I live! So I was ecstatic (No flight or board fees. Yay!). Then I was even happier to see all the great seminars that I found interesting. Finally, the cherry on top was the amazing list of agents and editors that will be attending.

They have ‘pitching block’s’ which have about 20 agents in each block and you get 4 min to pitch your manuscript to them face to face. All the conferences I have gone to have this type of a thing and is one of the best aspects of conferences.

To be honest, I have never pitched my idea. I’ve gone to lots of conferences but always have been too scared to face the agents, I was much more comfortable with e-mailing!

I’m not going to let this opportunity elude me though! I bit the bullet and I signed up for a pitching block as well as a round table with two agents that will critique my query. It will be amazing, I’m absolutely sure!

So that’s the good news. The bad news is…the conference starts in 7 days. So I have 7 days to do as much research on pitching as I can and put one together. I’m having a bit of a nervous breakdown!

But I am coming to terms that whether good news comes from these pitches or not, it will be an invaluable experience.

You have to step out of your comfort zone in order to succeed. If you want amazing things to happen, you gotta start doing amazing things!