Have a Little Help from my Friends

Originally posted March 14, 2012

God bless the computer. Without it I would have had to wait until my critique group meets again to have help with my elevator pitch, and boy did I need help with that. As it was, I just fired off an email, and got an answer back just as fast. Jan, my “editor”, cut my 114 words down to 55. And I didn’t have to wait for my group meeting.

Why am I working on a pitch now when I don’t have a finished manuscript? Because I want to be ready when anyone asks what my book is about, especially if that anyone is an agent or editor. It’s best to have a clear, coherent pitch ready to go.

I have a good pitch, and a decent first draft. Now all I need is an elevator… and a finished manuscript

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