Sitting This One Out
For the first time since I found the PitchWars community, I’m really not entering.
Between work stress, life stress, and not having anything new, it’s just not going to happen for me this year.
I haven’t even looked at any of the blogs in the mentor blog-hop.
If you’re not a writer in the Twittersphere, particularly a young adult, or perhaps middle grade or adult novelist, you may not have heard of PitchWars.
What Is PitchWars?
#PitchWars is a writing competition – where instead of bragging rights (that agents might not even care about), the prizes are a 3-month mentorship by an agented author and a lot of visibility to agents who are signed up for the pitch round at the end.
On Tuesday, the mentor blog-hop officially began. (As usual, they slipped the link up a day early). All the mentors’ blogs now have their wishlists — and what they have to offer. From their editing or publishing experience, to their tastes in novels, to their critiquing style, this is where you go to decide who has the personality and skills to level your book up and make it agent-worthy.
PitchWars is a microcosm of the publishing world.
They’ve reminded us so many times it almost sounds trite, but it’s true. The parallels seem obvious when you look.
Watch Morgan compare #PitchWars to the Publishing Industry. Congrats to the winners, Hugs to all hopefuls! ❤
Flashback post! I’m off at WorldCon: home of the Hugo Awards, which is being held in Finland this year! But, last year, at this exact time, I was at the same #PitchWars stage…
The 5 Stages of a #PitchWars Hopeful:
Just like Dating.
Will your Hopes win out over your Doubts?