In case you're wondering what I did, I had a very exciting weekend. I got to babysit for my granddaughter (oops, sorry - I'm physically unable to resist one tiny photo :))
... and I confess I was forced to go to the mall (a truly hair-raising experience - really, what happens to people?) but not because of holiday shopping. No. It was much more serious. We had to get basketball shoes. And not just ANY basketball shoes, the RIGHT basketball shoes. Because when you are on the court, playing hard, racing up and down against the other team, it is certainly not all about function. It is about fashion! I am happy to report that in spite of grave risk to life and limb, out mission was successful!
I also spent WAY too much time on our holiday card. I don't know about you folks, but somewhere along the line I got sucked into these holiday cards filled with family pictures and produced by a company whose name starts with S but I am not plugging anyone :) So this is what I do every year: I sort through the family photos. Usually I have virtually no decent ones and that is a huge challenge. This year I had so many good ones I had the opposite challenge - 2 graduations and a new baby in the family will do that to you :) Anyway, once I get the photos, I spend about 3 solid days messing around with card design until I'm completely cross-eyed. Then I usually end up choosing the first card I made. Do not say I could save a lot of time by just doing one and pressing order. Really. Do not say it.
So that was my exciting weekend. I know. It may take me days to recover :)
So now, on to today's excitement! The November Pitch Pick! One lucky Would You Read It participant from November is going to get her pitch read by the fabulous Erin Molta. So let's get right to it!
First, our pitch refresher:
Working Title: The Tooth Fairy Star
Age/Genre: Picture Book
The Pitch: Tiffany Faye loves being the tooth fairy, but when all the other fairies complain about her terrible dancing, she has to find a way to dance without being clumsy or else give up her job as the tooth fairy.
Title: Hating Ric
Age/Genre: YA Verse
The Pitch: On the day of his brother, Jason's funeral, 17 year-old Ric's anger explodes, and he races Jason's car through the streets, crashing and badly injuring jogger, Kate. Ric is sent to a juvenile justice centre, where survivor guilt and grief set him on a reckless destruction course. Help comes through his music and from an unexpected source in Kate who is struggling to put her own life back together.
Working Title: SIMBIOTE
Age/Genre: YA Sci-Fi
The Pitch: Kal is a donor in the illegal bulb trade. He donates his own symbiotic bulbs to the humans on the multi-million dollar black market. Their addictions can cost them a pretty penny, but what does it cost Kal? What does he suffer every year at harvest time? When he gets caught he realizes the risks he has put upon himself, his potential girlfriend and his family are far worse than he ever imagined.
Working Title: Prelude To An Apocalypse
Age/Genre: YA Literature
The Pitch: Jack wakes up in the hospital to find a mysterious man offering to take her in, to teach her everything she needs to know about being a Wizard, but something deep inside tells her she can't trust him.
Please place your vote now! Poll will be open until Tuesday December 6 at 11:59PM EST so I can announce the winner on Wednesday!
Have a great Monday :) And P.S. I hope everyone is hard at work on their Holiday Contest entries (please scroll down that link for the rules) so they'll be all ready before the mad holiday rush - you wouldn't want to miss your chance at a great prize! :)