Whilst you are munching your Something Chocolate (might I recommend the pain au chocolat this morning?)
and sipping your coffee, I am wandering around in the Pine Tree State, hopefully not hopelessly lost, as we continue our quest for institutions of higher learning. (The Pine Tree State's connected to the Green Mountain State, right?... Or is it connected to the Granite State?.... Or the maybe the Bay State? Or the hip bone... You know, I put far too much trust in my GPS. She could totally take advantage of me if she wanted to! Her name is Jill, by the way. After all that wondering what to call her, I discovered on the way to Nantucket she already had a name. But I digress...)
So anyway, I have a question for y'all today. And it actually has to do with Would You Read It - can you imagine? An on-topic question? What is the world coming to? :)
What I'm wondering is this:
Are you all happy with the Would You Read It system the way it stands, or do you think people who have pitched should have a chance to enter a new and improved version of their pitch for the pitch pick at the end of the month if they wish? Poll below. (You know how I love polls :)) Please opinionate:
Alrighty then! Now that we've addressed that little issue, it's time for everybody's favorite Wednesday dilemma, Would You Read It!!!
Today's pitch comes to us from the amazing Rita whom I'm sure you all remember from her Elephant And Dolphin Pitch last month, and from her wonderful and helpful post on self publishing Meg The Egg. But in case you somehow missed her bio, Rita says, I have always loved writing letters, plays, stories any thing really since the age of 9. I have 3 kids that have made me stop writing for awhile but now two of them are at university and the youngest is 15. I used to be a dog sitter, an airline hostess and a secretary but now I spend lots of time as storyteller (costumes and strange voices and all) and my most frustrating of jobs: a writer. I write in my basement and I love children, animals and travelling. Teaching children how to read is a parental necessity. My website is www.ritaborg.us
Here's the pitch!
Working Title: What's Wrong With Molly Zwirl
Age/Genre: Chapter Book (ages 6-9)
The Pitch: Molly, an immigrant girl from Europe settling in the USA, is just like the girl with the curl in the middle of her forehead. She tries so hard to be good but when her grandparents come she just has to be bad.
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 Rita 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.)
Please send YOUR pitches for the coming weeks! For rules and where to submit, click on this link Would You Read It or on the Would You Read It tab in the bar above. There are openings in August, which is not very far away at all at this point, so we could really use some new pitches!!
Rita is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch!
And I am looking forward to seeing you all on Friday for the next installment of Summer Short & Sweets!
P.S. If you missed Monday's post with the Q&A by editor Erin Molta click HERE - you won't want to miss it! And if you missed Monday's post with the June pitch pick click HERE and let your voting voice be heard! (Those of you who are alert at this hour of the morning may notice that both HEREs lead to the same there, but I'd hate for you to miss anything good :))