You've been very quiet lately. How are you? Is life keeping you busy and making it hard to find time to write? I've missed getting to talk to you about your story, and I hope it's going well for you.
I've been keeping busy too. There's this great writer's group in my town that I've joined up with. We meet in this cute frozen yogurt shop and take turns reading bits from our works in progress. The first time I read was so scary! I was sweating and my mouth was dry. I could feel the heat reddening my face. My eyes stayed glued to my computer screen the whole time because I was afraid to see their reaction. But you know what? I finally get why it's so important to read your work out loud.
Last week someone at writer's group asked me about The Magic Wakes and I bungled through some explanation. It wasn't very good and it should have been as much as I've talked about my book the last month. However, my bungling gave me an idea. I want to hear how you are doing, and I want to hear about your story. So...
Please email me a 50 word introduction to yourself and then a 200 word pitch for your book. It doesn't have to be a finished book. Just practice telling me about your main character and main plot. It'll help with that query later on and if you practice saying it out loud you'll be able to tell anyone who asks about your story.
Sound good? Oh, and in case you forgot, my email is unicornbellsubmissions @ gmail.com. I'll post your pitches and all of us at UB can share our thoughts on how well it works. Send them to me by midnight Monday night and I'll post themTuesday-Friday.
Looking forward to hearing from you!