I know, I know. You’re cleaning and decorating and cooking and dying (with a Y) in preparation for Easter, or are in the big fat middle of Passover or dancing in the garden in the moonlight because it looks like spring is really and for sure finally here.
But a brilliant thought came to me this week. Well, not actually this week. And perhaps not all that brilliant. But it’s something to consider:
IF YOU CANNOT SUM UP YOUR STORY IN 50 WORDS (GIVE OR TAKE) PERHAPS THE PROBLEM IS NOT YOUR PITCH BUT YOUR PLOT
Oh good gravy, how it hurts to say that. But I got to thinking about the practice novels I’ve written and the queries composed to go along with them. And the truth is, the more experience I’ve piled up in the writing profession, the better my novels. The better my novels, the better my pitch. The better my pitch, the better my query. And synopsis.
I know. The query-writing stage is not when you want to figure out that your plot needs work. That sucks eggs.
(I knew I’d get that Easter theme in here somehow.)
Still. Better now, than after that query’s sent.
I think pitch has gotten easier for me the longer I’ve been a writer. (Love how you brought Easter into this post.)
Love the way you integrate the film clips!
Thx, girls. I always try to throw in a gif or video or two. Because I like to present a moving target. 😉