First, we had our present game on Monday, which got a way bigger response than I expected! I think I will leave it open until the wee hours of Friday morning and then post the winner on Friday, just in case anyone else wants to join in and hasn't had a chance yet. (If that's you, go here.) I got so many amazing, original responses - it was like opening presents for me to see what you all said!
Second, my friend Catherine Johnson and I want to try something fun on Fridays. We will post a theme for the week and then on Friday, you put a photo on your blog that represents that theme and put the url to that post in our comment section (hers or mine or both until we figure out how to do a linky list - turns out they don't seem to work with Safari, which is what I have so...) and then everyone can visit each other's photos to see how they interpreted the theme! I think we might get more than a few writing prompts from this :) Since we both write kidlit, we want to keep the photos in a range appropriate for ages 0-12. This will also separate us from other similar photo game/lists because, as far as we know, no one does a kid one. We hope you'll all think this is fun and join in! This week's theme is "CONFUSION" So search around and find a photo that represents that. It can be a family photo or one you find elsewhere. As we continue, the game may evolve to writing captions or using the photos as prompts, but for now, we're starting simple, and the first week is a bit of a trial run, so please bear with us - but do join in so we can see if it works :)
And now, the moment you've all been waiting for... *dramatic music* ... It's time for Would You Read It!!! (And no, we have not yet decided on an official snack - although muffins warm from the oven are sounding pretty good right about now.... Maybe I'll put up a poll. Or maybe I'll just decide all by myself. But I digress...)
Today's pitch comes to us from the lovely and talented Catherine from Canada - yes! the very same Catherine I'm doing the photo game with (how serendipitous is that? :))
Here is the pitch:
Working Title: The Fairy Wood
The Pitch: Annabel gets distracted by flowers and fairies and cannot find her family in the woods, but the mystery of the disappearing flowers distracts her even more. Annabel has no idea how close her family really are or who to trust.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
If your answer is YES, please feel free to tell us what you particularly liked and why the pitch piqued your interest. If your answer is MAYBE or NO, please feel free to tell us what you think could be better in the spirit of helping Catherine improve her pitch. Helpful examples of possible alternate wordings are welcome. (However, I must ask that comments be constructive and respectful. I reserve the right not to publish comments that are mean because that is not what this is about.)
Catherine is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch!
And we are both looking forward to your contributions to the photo game on Friday so please come join us :) (With the added incentive of finding out who won the present game!!!)
There will always be plenty of fun around here :)