Friday, April 22, 2011
Outside my Comfort Zone
And because I have aspirations of seeing my books on store shelves, I'm always in the hunt to catch the illusive agent or large publishing house editor and for that reason I'm pushing out of my comfort zone this weekend and attending a Writer's Intensive, where we'll schmooze, pitch, and have our query letters and synopsis read by three agents and three editors. If I said this was no big deal for me, I'd be lying like a a corpse in a six foot hole.
I can quote my pitch backwards and forwards until I sit down across from someone who I desperately want to like my book. Then I get tongue tied and sound like a blundering idiot. So I'm hoping by schmoozing with the "important" people before hand will help loosen my tongue at the right moment.
Here's my elevator pitch: Female MacGyver meets Latin Crocodile Dundee. Is that enough to make you want to hear more even if I can't spit it out coherently?