|(my little guy, last spring)|
"What's the name of our agency again?"
"Is it hot in here?"
STEEEE-RIKE THREE! You're out! Next!
Though that's good for baseball, it's terrible for a writer looking to woo an agent.
I have 2 pitch appointments coming up in 2 weeks! Aah! And I'm a terrible procrastinator. My busy life helps with that. But I have done some research on pitching. So far, this is my prep list of what I need:
- an outfit! I love picking out clothes. I don't love that my clothes are getting tighter on me!
- a great opening hook (maybe I should put that first?)
- a script - must practice what to say in the limited time I am blessed with in the presence of the anointed ones - an agent and an editor! note cards are a must!
- know something about the people I will be presenting to
- pages! but what? synopsis? chapters 1-? and how many copies? I know so many will want some! (ha!)
- relax, be confident, be positive, be gracious
- follow up with a thank you for your time note
I got these guidelines from:
- J.B. George, editor at Secret Cravings and my second interview host!
- Rachelle Gardner, agent with tons of advice to offer
- via Janet Reid, Hey there's a dead guy in the room - mystery writers' site
And now I have some questions for my writer friends! You guys!
- Have you done a pitch?
- How'd it go?
- Any advice for this little critter?
PS - Get over to Falling 4 Fiction TODAY if you're looking for a Beta/CP! They're playing spin the bottle at a mixer!