Apologies for being absent from the blogosphere yesterday and late in posting Would You Read It today! Yesterday was a C-RAAZY day!
First, I went to the New York State Readers Association Conference in Rye Brook, NY to mingle, sign books, and give a talk to actual professional grown-ups (and any of you who have been around here long know what terror talking to actual professional grown-ups strikes into my pitter-pattery little heart!) I would be sharing a photo of me with fellow writers Lesa Cline Ransome and Ann Burg, but I don't have one yet! (I'll add it in when I get it, or post it Friday along with my fun foto :)) The talk, much to my surprise, went well - such lovely people attended! - and I ended up having a really nice time.
When that was done, I high-tailed it home, picked up my daughter, drove her back to college after her long weekend (a 4+ hour drive), turned right around and drove back home. By my reckoning, close to 550 miles of driving in about 11 hours in one day. Thank goodness for my 3 month free subscription to satellite radio which allowed me to listen to a comedy station on the long drive home alone! I felt like a cartoon. Toward the end, near 11 PM which is WAY past my bedtime, I had to get out and run around the car a few times in the cold night air to wake up :) If only I had video footage - it would be so entertaining! I could post it on YouTube and go viral... but I digress!
So anyway, fueled up on coffee and imaginary chocolate donuts, I am here at last to post this week's Would You Read It :) Just first, I want to mention that the theme for this week's Fun Friday Foto Fextravaganza (which I keep thinking I should abbreviate to FFFF but it's too much fun to say fextravaganza!) is HALLOWEEN! What a surprise :)
I also want to remind everyone about the HALLOWEENSIE CONTEST which will be taking place on Monday, which actually is Halloween - how apropos :) A bunch of people seemed enthusiastic, so lets hope we get some entries - I already have the signed book prize in my hot little hands and I'm looking forward to the fun!
OKAY. Time to welcome today's pitcher, Kim, a former journalist and current Communications professor who loves to write creatively.
Working Title: Henry Hears You
The Pitch: 13-year-old boy finds his voice as the new advice columnist for the school newspaper only to discover that some problems don't have easy solutions when he gets a letter from a kid threatening to kill himself if the gay bashing doesn't stop.
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 Kim 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.)
Kim is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch!
Don't forget to join us Friday for Fun Foto (Halloween), and get right to work on your Halloweensie Contest entries!!! I know they'll be spooktacular :)