January 28, 2015

Would You Read It Wednesday #159 - The Trouble With Homework (PB) PLUS Straight From The Editor x 2

Wait til you hear how forethoughtful I'm being!

Seriously.  You are NOT going to believe it.

It's Sunday night.  SUNDAY.  And I am putting the finishing touches on this post which isn't due to go up until Wednesday!

Wednesday is like 2 1/2 entire days from now!

I don't think this has ever happened before in the history of my blog!

Don't worry.

You're in the right place.

I have not been possessed by aliens or anything.  (Of course, I would probably say that if I had been, wouldn't I? Because they'd make me... But I'm pretty sure I haven't!)

It's just that the weatherperson in these parts seems pretty convinced that we're going to be getting heavy snow - at least a foot - maybe 3 - and that means, in all probability, that I will have no internet.  So my usual operating procedure of finishing my Wednesday post 37 seconds before it's due to go up may not pan out well.  And I don't want today's pitcher to miss her day!

PLUS!  We have not one, but TWO Straight From The Editors to share - always educational AND fun - so I wouldn't want you to miss that either.  Or the most important part of the post... Something Chocolate :)
Black Magic Cake

Yummmmm!  Scrumptious!!

I know how you all count the hours until Wednesday for your chocolate treat, so far be it from me to deprive you! :)  I would never want it to be said that I don't take good care of you!

Alrighty!  Now that we're fortified, let's see what the editor has to say!

Straight From The Editor for October:

You will recall Michelle's winning pitch:

Miss Knaffle and her second graders all just want to have fun at school. But when her students take theiridea of fun too far—conducting a farting symphony during reading time, smuggling coffee beans to the class hamster, and using their desks for a bubblegum sculpture contest—Miss Knaffle decides that only a field trip to the zoo will avert classroom disaster. Once there, the canny teacher enlists irritable zoo animals to her cause. When Fátima tangles with a snake and Mario ends up on the wrong side of a baboon, the students quickly come to appreciate the zoo rules—and their teacher—in a whole new way.

Here are editor Erin Molta's comments:

This is so cute! My only suggestion is to be more specific about the zoo incidents like Fatima tangles with a snake because she did what? You are specific about the farting symphony (hilarious!) and the coffee beans to the hamster so we need to see the zoo side, too—at least one. I’d omit the bubblegum sculpture contest to fit in more specific zoo incidents.
Straight From The Editor for November:

Here is Heather's winning pitch:

The harpsichord is dusted, the tea is poured, the vases are arranged on doily laces, and Hubert the pug is settled calmly on the rug. Lottie Dobson is ready for her fancy luncheon party. But when the members of the Grandview Rose Society arrive with even more blooms, poor Hubert's allergies kick in. What happens next is a riot of mishaps that gets him banned from the room. But when a wily rat sneaks in, steals the cheese, and dangles from the chandelier, it sends the proper party guests on a crazy chase--with a sneezing Hubert in the lead. One big sneeze will save the day! Too bad for Hubert, the sneezing doesn't end there. 

And here are Erin's comments:

Cute! The only problem I saw with it was that why wouldn’t Hubert be allergic to the roses that are already there? Would more make that much of a difference? I think Hubert’s allergies should be a new issue—a surprise, so to speak. And then be specific about at least one of the mishaps. Otherwise, it’s very fun and sounds like a delight!
As always, I find Erin's comments insightful and helpful!  I hope they help you in your mission to create the perfect pitch!

Today's pitch comes to us from Maria.  Maria is an educator with the best job in the world – she works as a Fire & Life Safety Educator for a municipal fire department! When she isn’t teaching others how to be safe, she can be found writing under a pecan tree, playing with her dogs and cats, or cruising around town with the top down searching for inspirational ideas or the next big story.

Here is her pitch:

Working Title: The Trouble With Homework
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 6-9)
The Pitch: What’s a kid to do when he’s waited until the last minute to do his homework? Sometimes, you just have to improvise!

Join Connor along with his zany classmates as they prepare (some more than others) for their first-ever demonstration speeches.  Follow Connor’s speech outline and you, too, can show others what skills and talents you have.
Disclaimer: No snails or house cats were harmed in the making of this book! 

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 Maria 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 June so you've got a little time to polish up your pitches and send yours for your chance to be read by editor Erin Molta!

Maria is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch!  I am looking forward to getting my internet back so I can catch up on everything I've missed!  It should be back this morning, but we shall see... (Of course, I'm just assuming... because it's SUNDAY! so I don't know yet what will happen!)

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone, and for everyone who lives on the East Coast, I hope you all weathered the storm okay!!!

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98 comments:

  1. Maria's story could be a hilarious read! I would like the pitch to be a little more specific. The hint in the disclaimer is fun, but a couple of actual examples might be better.

    I find this part confusing: Follow Connor’s speech outline and you, too, can show others what skills and talents you have.

    So did you get a lot of snow, Susanna? And good for you for doing YOUR homework early!

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  2. I think the premise for this book is fantastic, but I'd also like a few examples of what actually happens in the book and I to was confused about the part where I too, can show others what talents I have. Sounds like a fun one!


    We got 3 feet of snow, did you, Susanna?

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  3. I might read this because the theme is needed and I can see a fun story developing. Join and follow are very similar words. I would consider only using one. (some more than others) distracted me and remember once the reader is distracted you have lost them. I also think that you need to bring in a specific example that teases the reader to want to read more. Best wishes!

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  4. I want cake. It's 7:38 a.m.


    I like the idea behind this pitch, but I had to read it a couple of times. I can picture demonstration speeches going very wrong in hilarious ways, so I'm sold. I'm not sure how exactly to make the pitch more quickly understandable (I'm very new to this!), but maybe adding very briefly the subject of Conner's speech. Not sure if that would take away a surprise or not. I like the disclaimer--definitely adds a bit of mystery and a hint of the funny.


    I hope you're enjoying all your snow, Susanna!

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  5. The title definitely grabbed my attention - but I think the pitch is a bit low on specifics. I would LOVE more detail on what exactly goes on with Connor. I love the disclaimer at the end - very cute - though depending on what you change, it may not work.


    Great feedback from Erin too! And I hope you have NOT lost internet, dear Susanna. Thanks for being ready early :D

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  6. Really liked Erin's comments; very helpful. Hope the snow was kind to you, Susanna. As for Maria's pitch, I would like more specifics, too. The title is great and a kid saving his homework for the LAST min.? Totally true to life! It's a maybe for me as written.

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  7. Chocolate cake and wise words from Erin, too? Woohoo! What a treat. ;)

    The pitch is pretty good. I would read it. I see that others have mentioned that it needs to be more specific. I knew what Maria meant about following Connor's outline but I wasn't sure what a demonstration speech was. It is a cute pitch though. Good luck on revising, Maria!

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  8. Thanks for your suggestions. I have trouble writing a pitch without "giving it all away" so I will work on the speech outline part.


    I appreciate you commenting!

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  9. Joanne,
    Thanks so much for posting feedback. I will be polishing this pitch at the end of the day and will take all of the comments to heart as I get it ready for an upcoming conference!


    Appreciate your comments!

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  10. Thanks so much, Theresa. I'll be adding more specifics to it to grab and hold attention.


    I appreciate your comments!

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  11. Thank you for your honest feedback. I am learning very quickly how invaluable Would You Read It Wednesdays are for feedback. I think everyone so far has mentioned using specific examples.


    Thanks so much for your help!

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  12. Pitches are the hardest things to write for me. I learned a lot last year from the 12x12 group. There are a lot of dos and don'ts but of course it is always subjective to the editor/agent. Sigh. Just keep working at it and find exactly what you need!

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  13. Thanks, Linda, for your comments. I will be adding more specifics, for sure!

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  14. I'm so glad you have also pointed out the "Connor's speech outline" part. I've got to figure out how to make it easier to understand without giving it all away.


    Thanks for the comments!

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  15. Connor's speech topic is the "surprise" and to tell it "let's the cat out of the bag" LITERALLY! (Hint! Hint!)


    Glad you liked the disclaimer! :)


    Thanks for the comments!

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  16. Yep, I'd read it, just because I loved the Disclaimer. :-) (However, yes, add more details, please!)

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  17. Sus, are you feverish? Sniffles? Heartburn? I mean, how could this mother of all miracles have occurred? WHOA. Impressed.


    I aways arrive late and never get to be first to state my feelings about a pitch. I can tell you that ALL kids can relate. But definitely need some extra details. LOVE the disclaimer. The book sounds fun. But I would like to know a little more. I don't think you need the parentheses or the words in them. Just tell about Conner's story.


    LOVED Erin's feedback, as usual.


    *waves to Sus*

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  18. Yes,I am late to the party and under the weather but not in snow. Universal hook about homework. All kids and adults can relate. It is too vague and I am wondering: the speech WAS the homework, correct? You need to give concrete examples of the setbacks for Connor. I do know that most kids are terrified of speeches an public speaking. Maybe that's something you can add, Maria.Good luck w/this story. I would read it.

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  19. Great comments form Erin, as usual!
    As for the pitch, I'm lukewarm. I haven't a clue as to the age range of the characters, why they are zany, what a demonstration speech is - or what they are demonstrating about. Also, starts off in third-person, then seems to break a fourth wall. Could be hilarious, but I need details.

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  20. Thanks for your honest feedback, Julie. I'm sure it will be very helpful to Maria in revising!

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  21. Hi Maria - I loved the first sentence, the homework hook really grabbed my attention. I would say, yes, I would read it, however, the next part of your pitch left me a little confused. It seemed disjointed a bit from your first sentence. Is the speech the homework your refer to? Also, I think I need to hear a little more details as to what's at risk when he improvises. And you mention skills & talents, but what specific skill or talent does Connor have to compare to. I love the concept of dealing with homework issues, and this sounds like it could be really fun. I think you just need to make it flow together a little bit more and, as others have said, give us a few more details. Good Luck!

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  22. Thanks so much for your helpful comments for Maria, Kathy, and especially for coming over to help when you're not feeling well! I hope you feel much better soon!

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  23. Thanks for your helpful input for Maria, Rosi!

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  24. I would really like to have more ideas about what is happening, some specific examples. But homework and kids are always good hooks for kids books. Yes, I would certainly read it.

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  25. Hahaha, Robyn! As it turns out, I needn't have worried! The storm wasn't as bad as they thought and we didn't lose internet - wonder of all wonders! Maybe this is how things turn out when you're prepared? :) Thanks so much for your helpful comments for Maria, and glad you found Erin's feedback instructive :)

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  26. Thanks so much! I really like some of your comments. They help me know what I need to work on.


    Much appreciated!

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  27. Thanks, Julie. It needs some more work so potential readers will know just how funny it is.


    Any thoughts on a unique way to incorporate the age range of the characters?

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  28. Yup! Doesn't get much better than that, does it, T? :) Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with Maria!

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  29. Thanks, Rosi! I am certainly going to add some specifics later this evening.


    I'm enjoying all the great feedback. Thanks for the assistance!

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  30. The snow was kind to us, thanks, Linda! Can't quite say the same about the temps, but no complaints :) Thanks so much for your comments for Maria!

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  31. Hi Kathy! Hope that you are feeling better soon!


    I appreciate all the feedback. I am learning how to tell what needs to be told without giving it all away. I'll be re-working this pitch this evening and your comments will help!

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  32. Thanks Robyn! I appreciate the good feedback!

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  33. Ah, Bekah! A girl after my own heart :) Please! By all means, help yourself to cake!!! Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments for Maria! And luckily, we didn't get all that much snow in the end... only about 8 inches. I'm afraid the weather people around here are suffering from the boy-who-cried-wolf syndrome - no one's going to believe a word they say next time! :)

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  34. Thanks so much for your helpful comments for Maria, Diane!

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  35. I plan to rest. Watch bad tv, and then go sit in the AZ sun for my vitamin D. Susanna, you have a big day coming up, Phyllis's bday. I am going to photograph my groundhogs for Phyllis.

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  36. Thanks so much for your helpful comments for Maria, Joanne! And luckily I have NOT lost internet... at the moment... although mine is so persnickety you never know :) Glad you liked the feedback from Erin!

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  37. Thanks so much for your helpful comments for Maria, Kirsti! And oh my goodness! 3 feet???!!! Golly, no - we didn't get anywhere near it after all their dire warnings - only about 8 inches. I said to Bekah above that no one's going to believe a word of the weather forecast next time! I hope you're warm and safe!

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  38. Thank Cathy! :)


    I will certainly be adding details. Since he didn't bother to prepare a speech, his topic is a bit unconventional. I'm pondering how to give a hint without giving the whole thing away. Any suggestions on that?

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  39. Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments for Maria, Iza! And no, we really didn't get a lot of snow - barely 8 inches after all the hoopla. I probably prevented the blizzard by writing my post early - I should remember I have that power in the future! :)

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  40. You take care of yourself! Phyllis and I send you warm furry groundhog hugs and ginger tea for whatever ails you! She can't wait to see your groundhogs!

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  41. Thanks so much for your very thoughtful and helpful comments for Maria, Karen! :)

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  42. Maybe jsut say, 'and the third graders' or might the demo content reveal what sort of unit they're covering, ie Am. history?

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  43. I dropped by only for the chocolate... but then I stayed around for tea and conversation and the pitch. I was hooked with the caveat that no snails or cats had been harmed.
    Homework - especially late homework - is always a great theme, but wondering about age group. Homework stories seem more applicable to 3rd grade and up; less so to picture books?
    Maybe just say "everyone is giving a talk about ___ and today is Connor's day" and of course it's the LAST thing on his mind until.... Also - I think in a pitch it would be OK to mention what he's going to do. I think this has lots of potential & would definitely read it.

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  44. Just finished the cake, and I see that all of the good comments have been taken. I am just toooooo slow on west coast time. I agree with other comments that the pitch needs specifics. I, too, was confused about how the second half of the pitch applied to the first half. I was also thinking that the homework topic is best for 3rd grade and up, although I hear kids are now getting worksheets to take home in first grade. Sad. :(

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  45. Susanna, the cake looks awesome! Yum

    As for Maria's pitch, I am a maybe. As said before the disclaimer is hilarious and catchy, it grabbed my interest. Perhaps, as others also mentioned, adding some details will show the reader the zany humor in the book -

    What’s a kid to do when he’s waited until the last minute to prepare his first-ever demonstration speech? Join Connor and his zany classmates as they (do what - some examples). Causing mayhem and (what happens.. how are they zany, crazy...). Follow Connor’s speech outline and you, too, can show others what skills and talents you have.
    Disclaimer: No snails or house cats were harmed in the making of this book!



    Like Sue, I wonder if there is a way to show some of Connor's "skills & talents" you mention without giving "the cat away"? Good Luck.

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  46. It's a maybe for me (leaning towards yes) only because I'm a little confused as to the main point of the book - is it 1) about dealing with homework last-minute or 2) learning about a speech outline? There sounds like a lot of potential for a great story, I'm just not sure I follow the pitch. The disclaimer line is very funny but again, I'm not sure how it relates to the main story. Being a mom of a first grader, I am enticed by it being a fun book about homework!

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  47. Hi. I was confused at first too, but part of that was just because of the paragraph break...I missed the first two sentences. Now that I've gone back and read the first two sentences, I like your idea. But I need to know more details. Can you give two or three examples of what kinds of zany things the kids are doing to prepare? And I'd like a frame of reference for the "snails and house cats" disclaimer. It sounds like you might be including a speech outline in the back matter. Neat idea! (FYI, I like the way your wrote your bio. It's cute and memorable!)

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  48. I would definitely scoop this up because I read Maria's debut book, WHAT SHOULD DAISY DO?. :)
    But I do agree with the others about the pitch. A couple little funny tidbits would nail it. You can do it, Maria!!

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  49. You're an alien!


    Oh, wait, there's the chocolate. Never mind.

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  50. Maria, I think 6-9 yos would really relate to doing homework at the last minute, and the disclaimer is fun. But I wouldn't worry about a cliffhanger in your pitch; many editors have stated they want to know what happens, and the more concrete you can be, the better. (Erin suggested even more specifics for both pitches today.) I would, literally and figuratively, let the cat out of the bag.

    Which, by the way, is a great specific to add!

    Susanna--you did your homework early! Gold star! Glad to hear you got "only" 8 inches. Where I live, we got maybe 1 -- 3 inches would shut the town down.

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  51. Stacy,

    You helped me see what was missing in the pitch. You are so right - the editor does want to know exactly what is in the book. I think I may have written it more as an adult picking up the book. Thanks for helping me figure that out. I will definitely be letting the cat out of the bag!

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  52. Thanks, Dora. I'm pleased with all thr positive feedback I've gotten today. I think I can come up with a few tidbits of information to add!

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  53. That brings up a good point. I think I'll polish my pitch and the manuscript. Then I'll share it with a few children before I take it to the conference.

    Thanks for your honest feedback.

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  54. Thanks Heather. This kid doesn't do his homework so he's sitting in class listening to all the other speeches. Everyone has props, etc. So... he uses all he has with him and literally let's thr cat out of the bag.

    Yes, I did incluse his most-interesting speech outline at the end and encouraged students to write one based on a talent or skill they have.

    So appreciate your feedback!

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  55. Yes, I'd read the book! Though all comments have been covered, and so eloquently. Thanks for sharing your book pitch Maria! Thanks also to Susanna for hosting the pitches, editor comments and your lively intros. I'm working on a pitch myself and get so much from reading all that is here!

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  56. Thank you for your helpful comments for Maria, Stacy! And yes... unheard of, I know. Imagine ME doing anything ahead of time. Pat Miller called me an idea hamster today - that is absolutely the best description anyone's ever come up with for me! :) I hope you didn't get any inches :)

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  57. You're so funny, Angela :) I have not been to your blog yet, but you'd better believe I'll be hustling right over if you're serving chocolate cheesecake - it's time for dessert, after all! Thanks so much for your helpful comments for Maria!

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  58. So glad you like the cake, Maria! And thanks so much for your helpful pitch-rewording for Maria!

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  59. See? I knew there was a good reason to serve chocolate - to lure you in! :) Thanks for coming by and staying for tea and conversation, Sue, and for your helpful comments on Maria's pitch! :)

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  60. I liked that bio too, Heather! Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments and suggestions for Maria!

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  61. Oh, so it was YOU who finished the cake, Jilanne? No worries. There's always MIK around here (my grandma's code for More In Kitchen - the opposite of FHB - family hold back - when she had guests :)) Thanks so much for your comments for Maria!

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  62. Thanks for chiming in for Maria, Michelle! And I'm so glad you're enjoying WYRI and very glad if it's helpful! We have such a wonderful, generous, talented group here - so helpful to our pitchers! Let me know if you want a pitch date :)

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  63. Thanks so much for sharing your reactions, Ariel. I'm sure Maria will find them very helpful!

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  64. Hahahahaha! You always make me laugh, Mike! :)

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  65. Thanks for your encouraging and supportive comments for Maria, Dora, and thanks for coming by! I didn't know about Maria's book - isn't she the modest one! - so thanks for letting that cat out of the bag! :)

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  66. Thanks Susanna, I'll give you a holler when I'm closer...

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  67. Erin provides such wonderful feedback and reading these really help. And that was too funny to read you were ahead of schedule, Susanna. I hope you don't get snowed it and/or lose your internet service. :-)

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  68. :) Currently the next available pitch date is June 10 - you might be ready by then :)

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  69. I know, Erin's wonderful, isn't she, Tracy?! And yeah... I've discovered a new magical power! Apparently I can forestall a blizzard by writing my post ahead of time :) We were lucky - kept our power and internet and only about 8 inches of snow :) Hope you didn't get snowed under in Canada!

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  70. I was doing so well reading this post and then I saw the pic of the chocolate cake. YUM!!!!!!

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  71. I always know how to distract you, Stina :) You're very predictable. Just wave Something Chocolate around and that's it! :)

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  72. Ahhh - thanks, Michelle! The comments have been great! I will certainly take them to heart. Good luck with your pitch. I can't wait to read it!

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  73. Ariel, thanks for your honest comments. I can tell that several points were confusing so I am going to work on that. Hopefully, one day, The Trouble with Homework will be available for kids and families to enjoy.

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  74. Awesome comments and a great re-working! I'm on it guys and gals. This has been so helpful!


    Thanks, Maria! :)

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  75. Okay Susanna write me in for June 10, 2015, ;)

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  76. I will certainly be adding some specifics. I think that will really help me make it a solid pitch.


    Thanks for joining in - no matter what time it was.

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  77. Yes, I can see something like that. Several other folks have mentioned something similar.


    Thanks, again, for the feedback!

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  78. Thanks! I'll keep writing pitches and reading others on WYRI Wednesdays!

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  79. Hee hee, you'll have to use your magical powers more often or write your posts ahead to time. :-)

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  80. I have to admit I was curious about the chocolate and even though I'm late, I had to come check it out!! It looks delish!


    I enjoyed Erin's comments. I always learn from her :-)


    As to the pitch-When I saw the age, I wondered about the market for PB for this age group. But the subject matter is something most kids that age can relate to. I think if you think outside the box, this could be a PB with a story as well as a sort of nonfiction resource. I like that you're going to have an outline that readers can follow and create along with Connor.


    You have some great advice in previous comments, Maria, so I'll stop there.


    Susanna, I hope your warm :-)

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  81. Oh the chocolate! And that sauce! Heaven.
    I enjoyed Erin's advice for the writers. Her advice provides such support. As for the pitch itself, I would definitely read the story. However, I think the additional information may distract from the true intent of your pitch with the disclaimer, and the info about he outline. BUT I like that bit of resource. Just not in the pitch. Does that make any sense?

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  82. Hi Pam,
    Thanks for the comments. The disclaimer was to hint thay some animals may have been part of some of the speeches. Hint hint!

    I appreciate your comments.

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  83. Thanks for stopping by. I love all the constructive comments folks have made. I've got a few days to make some changes and then it is back to Susanna for the contest. Hope everyone will like the changes!

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  84. Hope you enjoyed the chocolate, Penny! And glad you liked Erin's comments. And thank you for your thoughts for Maria! I would not say that I am *warm*... but I am not cold. And given that it's currently below zero out, "not cold" is just fine :)

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  85. Er... that sounds a bit stressful! But I have an important post to get up Monday and it's supposed to snow again. Given that it's Saturday night (bedtime hour) and I haven't written it yet, I'm not sure it's going to be early enough to stop the snow this time! :)

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  86. You're on my calendar! Polish that pitch and send it along when it's ready :)

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  87. So glad you enjoyed the chocolate, Pam! It is balm for the soul, wouldn't you say? :) And thanks so much for your helpful comments for Maria!

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  88. This_Kid_Reviews_Books_ErikFebruary 1, 2015 at 1:27 PM

    Dang asterisk dollar-sign squiggly-line computer! (how'd you like my "comic cursing"? - completely kid-friendly!)
    This is the third time I've written this comment and then my computer turns off, and then this comment disappears!


    Ms. Molta's a great lady! :D
    I would read the story, but I think some more details about the story (and maybe explaining why you have the disclaimer). It sounds like a funny story. :D
    Wait. Ms. Hill - PLANNING AHEAD?!
    WHOAAAAA!!!! I'l mark the day on my calendar? Will you sign my [empty] to-do list? ;)

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  89. That was very creative kid-friendly cursing, Erik :) I'm sorry you're having trouble - I hope it's not my blog... but I also hope it's not your computer! Thanks for your comments for Ms. Bostian, and I'm glad you think Ms. Molta is great - I have to agree :) And fine - just rub it in that your to-do list is empty... which mine NEVER is!!! Maybe you should come be my volunteer personal assistant...! :)

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  90. This_Kid_Reviews_Books_ErikFebruary 2, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    Whoops. Slip of the finger! I meant empty ACCOMPLISHED list. ;) Sorry!


    And, it isn't your blog. My computer just wanted some down time. ;)

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  91. Love the combo of chocolate and raspberries and I enjoyed reading Erin's comments. I think Maria's book sounds super fun and I would certainly read it. As always, a delightful post, Susanna!

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  92. Clearly you have too much free time on your hands. I'll expect you for work on Wednesday (because I have a school visit tomorrow so I won't be here to tell you what to do :))

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  93. So glad you enjoyed your healthy breakfast, Cathy, as well as the comments from Erin. Thanks for your comments for Maria, and so glad you liked the post! :)

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  94. This_Kid_Reviews_Books_ErikFebruary 3, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Sure! Right after school! And my job at after-school karate (helping out)! And homework! And writing a blog post!
    Yep. Too much free time around here! ;)
    Have fun at the school visit! :D

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