Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Pitch Time

Now that my novel “A Sacrifice of Time” is complete, I have been focused on pitching it to various literary agents. Yesterday, a writers group within the Orange County Christian Writers Conference held an exciting pitching event. Members of the conference were invited to pitch their completed or work in progress to the group. 

Advertised as their way of “giving back” the group fielded the pitches and picked a small number to offer help to. What a wonderfully fun experience it was to be a part of.
Most of the authors that sponsored the event seemed to be focused on the Fantasy, Science fiction or Steampunk genres, which are quite popular these days. 

Although, my Cozy Mystery did not get chosen, it was great fun to witness the interaction between all the authors involved. It was wonderful to see a group of authors encouraging each other to produce the best work they can for our Lord’s glory. That’s what being a Christian writer is all about and why I enjoy being a part of the community.

I was especially pleased that my good Friend and fellow Aspiring Writer Forum member Rebekah Macias was chosen as a winner. She has been working hard on her novel “Homecoming” which I, for one, am anxious to hear more about. Congratulations Rebekah.

Also, the intense focus on pitches yesterday allowed me to understand how to formulate my pitch to a certain literary agent I have been wanting to propose to. So…all said, it was a glorious day indeed.