Pitching. . . and I don’t mean Baseball

Tomorrow is the big day . . . CT Fiction Fest. Tomorrow, I will be pitching my book Mystic Ink  and maybe Ascension to four editors. Editors from brand name publishing houses.

Am I biting my nails? No.

Am I starting to panic? Not really.

I have my pitches all written and mostly memorized.

Don’t get me wrong. I will do my best to entice and impress, but not at the cost of my sanity.

I will not lay in bed tonight obsessing about what might happen. Like I’ll open my mouth, but no words will come out because all rationale thought has abandoned me.

I will not imagine myself babbling like an idiot at the poor editor seated across from me. Or that I’ll rattle off my pitch at warp speed like an auctioneer.

I will not entertain the panicky thought that I’ll lose track of time and forget an appointment.

Nope. Not doing it. Not going there.

After saying good-bye to my precious Ollie, I had a bit of an epiphany. On the scale of cosmic importance, pitching my book and how well I do, will not affect the fate of the known universe. If I fail to impress, I will still submit my books to editors safely hidden behind my query’s printed words (no babbling going on there).

I will still work on my next two books.

I will still write.

CT Fiction Fest

Hi all,

Next month, on May 14, I will be attending CT Fiction Fest. The event is sponsored by the CT Romance Writers. The keynote speaker this year is Eloisa James!!

There will also be 13 agents and editors such as Bantam Dell (Random House), St. Martin’s Press, Harlequin, The Donald Maas Agency, Irene Goodman Literary Agency, and Curtis Brown to name just a few. Each participant is guaranteed two appointments.

Workshops and special speakers include: Kristan Higgins, Jessica Anderson, Anton Strout, Toni Andrews and more.

Check it out!