(And you're probably going to want to sit down for this.)
After all this time I have finally become...
duh duh duh duh....
You heard right. After all that kicking and screaming I joined the masses.
(For those of you who already thought I was a twit, well, I guess you can't argue with the evidence :))
I'd like to tell you my handle so you could all come join me in my confused wanderings, but I have no idea what it is. I'll let you know as soon as I figure it out.* I abandoned my twitterings in mid-twit late yesterday afternoon to bake birthday cake (the answer is chocolate - I have exceptionally keen hearing) and then help my birthday girl eat it :) so I have yet to actually make a nest or whatever y'all do in lieu of profiles over there :)
So that's my big news for the day.
When you've finished reeling from shock, grab a donut and have a gander at today's Would You Read It pitch.
By way of introduction to the pitcher...
Beware of the fiery haired writer who calls herself Rena J. Traxel. She lives in the middle of the nowhere in the province of Alberta, creating stories and poems for children. Death of Sleeping Beauty is book one in her fantasy series. Please visit her blog, On The Way To Somewhere, and read an excerpt from her book HERE.
Here is her pitch!
Working Title: Death Of Sleeping Beauty
Age/Genre: MG Fantasy
The Pitch: Alivia Fair stumbles upon a seemingly harmless book that is full of gruesome fairy tales. Now the book is missing and strange things begin to happen. She is cursed by a man with a blue beard and finds herself trapped inside an enchanted castle, in which she comes face-to-face with the legendary, Sleeping Beauty. Too bad Alivia is destined to kill her, but with a little help Alivia might be able to stop the DEATH OF SLEEPING BEAUTY.
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 Rena 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, so you have time to polish :) for a chance for it to be read by editor Erin Molta!
Rena is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch!
* And although I don't know exactly where you'll find me on twitter, if you're interested in looking try Susanna Leonard Hill or SusannaLHill. If I manage to get my birdhouse in order you might find me there later today :) Anyone who wants to share twitter advice for the terminally witless, please feel free :)
Oh and P.S. if you haven't had a chance to vote for your favorite April pitch yet, please go HERE. You have until the witching hour :)
Have a lovely day, everyone :)