Monday, August 3, 2015

#PitchWars: The Sequel

To officially announce it here, I've once again agreed to mentor in Pitch Wars for New Adult/Adult. There were a few changes this year, as there will only be one mentee, and I'm now competing against 99 other mentors. To say I'm a wee bit intimidated would be understating the matter. To make matters worse, the link to this post is due to Brenda by tomorrow and I have absolutely no idea what to write.

This is one of the reasons being an agent is not for me. I'm not good with the sales pitch. And that is also another reason why I'm happy to stick to freelance editing. Editing for publishing houses these days usually involve covers and marketing and a bunch of other things that are not editing. I just want to edit.

But you're not here for my thoughts on publishing careers, you want to know why you should submit to me in Pitch Wars when submissions open up on August 17th. Well, I think I did pretty good with the Pride last time around. Marie even made me all teary with a lovely acknowledgement in her first book, Across the Distance (formerly Through the Storm). The next book, by the way, is coming out this Tuesday, August 4th: Can't Go Back. It's equally as good! Speaking of Pride books, Annie's  Welcome to Forever (formerly Forever Yours) will be released on December 1st, so add it to your TBR list.

I think I digressed a little. So I've moved from the dining room table to the couch in hopes of finding inspiration by staring at the living room rug. The dog is not amused by my game of musical chairs and wants me to finish this so we can play.

Well, okay, this is my bio from the 2013 Pitch Wars. Not a great deal has changed except I've added more TV shows to my season pass (Agent Carter, anyone?). I don't collect vinyls anymore, but my nail polish collection is, well, abundant. I'm certainly still a rabid Whedon fangirl. I could probably  update the authors' and movies' sections, but it's not like I've taken an aversion to anything listed there.

Still with me? Good. Look, I'm not sure what else there is to say except that I believe I'm good at what I do and I have experience doing it. I have an unique perspective on the industry and I'm looking for the right person to add to the Pride. You should submit to me if you are completely open to edits (like prepared to cut scenes and characters open) and you want a mentor who's going to treat this like a partnership. I'm not here to be your friend or your cheerleader, I'm here to hopefully get you to the next step, whatever form that may take. I can't promise you that what happened for Marie and Annie will happen for you, but I will help you the best I can.

My wishlist is here.  If you have questions, leave me a comment here or tweet me at @lionessbkshelf. I'm also going to try to pop onto the Pitch Wars hashtag once a day. Again, submissions open on August 17th.

The other mentors:

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