Mindy's Movie Reviews

A blog that went from discussing about the writing life to reviews of movies

Update

I apologize for no post last week. I was attending the Muse Online Writer's Conference as mentioned before, with that on top of my everyday life it was one heck of a busy week.

With that said, I wanted to update you all on some good news that has happened to me during the conference.

I may or may not have mentioned that I was chosen to pitch my short story to a publisher (Muse It Up Publishing). The entire week I spent many hours working on what my pitch would contain. It is extremely hard, especially when you tend to be a bit of a perfectionist. One day, I believe it was Thursday, I worked on my pitch for 8 hours straight. I still ended that day unhappy with what I wrote. It took me until the hour before the pitch to write one that I was extremely happy with.

Anyways to keep the story short, I pitched my story online while I shook uncontrollably. It was pretty difficult to type. That last minute pitch must have been really good because I was told they liked the originality of it and the emotion that I put into the pitch describing the story. At the end of the pitch they asked me to send my short story in along with a synopsis YAY!

All week I have been doing my happy dance!

I wanted to ask all of you writers out there what was it like for you when you pitched or was interviewed by a publisher for the first time?

Do you have issues writing a pitch and/or query?

Until next time have a good week. Be kind to each other!

3 comments:

Susanne Drazic October 20, 2010 at 11:39 AM  

CONGRATS Mindy!!

The conference was awesome!

Erin October 21, 2010 at 10:10 PM  

Congrats on the successful pitch! =) I've never been lucky enough to pitch or be interviewed by a publisher so I have no experience or advice for you...but I still wanted to congratulate you and share in your excitement!

Mindy October 24, 2010 at 11:13 PM  

Thank you for the comments I appreciate it...there's pitches each year at the online conference Erin. If you finish a manuscript and work hard on the Query you could pitch next year.