Hey ya'll! I thought I'd share my great results from the Pitchmas Twitter Party.
If you aren't familiar with Pitchmas, you're definitely missing out. It is a fabulous pitching event put on by Jessa Russo and Tamara Mataya where aspiring authors present their book concept to editors and agents in a very limited space. You can learn more about it here. Both of these ladies deserve a standing ovation for their hard work and even though you can't see it, I'm giving them one!
First and foremost, I LOVED reading the pitches from my fellow aspiring authors. There were some truly fantastic ideas, ones that I honestly can not wait to see in print so that I can enjoy the full story. I made some great friends through retweets and compliments, and even if nothing comes out of this I'm eternally grateful for that much.
For me personally, Pitchmas was a great success! I stuck with the same pitch through out the day, changing punctuation and spacing so that I could reuse it. I had planned on changing it up, but this pitch got me some really good attention so I figured I wouldn't fix what wasn't broken.
"24 yr old Eliza discovers her roots in Voodoo royalty, but claiming her throne means giving up her soul mate NA/PNR"
This pitch earned me a grand total of 8 requests. 5 from editors and 3 from agents. I don't think I even need to say I was blown away, but I totally was. I didn't end up sending to one of the editors, though, because I did abide by the warning given by the hosts and I checked out everyone I sent to...one just didn't feel right, so I elected to not send to them. So! I am 7 requests closer to becoming a legit writer! *backflip*
How did Pitchmas go for you?