So PitMad happened, a fateful day of Twitter-posting our micro-blurbs to get an agent’s attention. Joy. But it’s a way to get noticed, and it gave me an excellent deadline for editing According to Plan. We’ll see if any agents want to request more than my query—which don’t we all love writing those too?
I wish I had some sage advice for you about either pitches or queries, but the best I can do is to tell you to ask for help! I posted my pitches several times for feedback and each time got critiques that made them better. People who had no idea what the book is about could help me pull the * big themes * and make the pitches even more snappy. I thought they must be pitching gods... then I started seeing other people posting theirs for help, and guess what? It’s so much easier to do other peoples than it is your own! So go forth, ask for help and give it in return, everyone’s pitches will be better for it.
No, if you want to know about writing a synopsis, I think we all loathe those, too. Mine is—well, mine is words that seem to sum up the plot. But I would rather go back to high school than have to do these things all the time. But the same logic applies. Share it out, swap it, read others and revise.
Off to research agents, and see what the next steps will be! Who knows, maybe this whole querying thing will go...According to Plan (sorry, not sorry)