Okay… so far I’ve heard nothing from Pitch Wars. But, three of the four mentors I have chosen have been complaining about problems with Gmail. I’m hoping that’s it. (It’s all I have; leave me alone. LoL)
I’m not really worried or concerned, because I’ve been thinking about this a lot. The first thing is that my query letter is really good as far as my queries go, I believe. When it comes time to requery agents, I think I’m a little more prepared for how to go about it. Second, I think my first chapter is perfect. It’s so non-cliché that it stands out. I wonder (and I will ask the authors after Pitch Wars) if the beginning of the second chapter is too cliché. I really think it is from my stand point. Or my opinion. I know the two who have read this haven’t seen the newest draft, only having read the very first version written, so they couldn’t tell me if I’m correct in my assessment or not. Anyway…
The new plan–because I’m always making new plans for this story–is if Pitch Wars doesn’t pan out, I will rewrite chapters two and three, and probably four and five and… well whatever I need to do to make it a little different in the way it’s being told. It means some events will be rearranged and others will be either deleted or added. I’m not saying my story isn’t complete by any means. I’m just saying that I think it’s something that may have to be done to make the rest stand out as well. You know, punch it up a little. I just hope I’m right about this.
And on a side/related note, I came up with this idea after reading a blog post about an author’s point of view on getting those query letters and stories. See that here…
Meanwhile, in other writing things–I feel like I’m writing a Spider-man comic or something–I have finished the principle story of my sixth novel. Now I need to type out the secondary story that interweaves through the tale. (I promise it makes sense if you see what I’m doing.) Then from there I don’t know what to do. I could literally keep writing out tales, but at some point, I need to get them published. This is why I need an assistant. One who edits, one who queries, and one to organize all of my ideas while I write away.
When and if I hear something from Pitch Wars, I’ll put it here. Good luck to all who have entered.
PS… Stephen King is on Twitter now. I don’t know about you all, but I think it’s awesome.
- Resources for Query Letters (amandabumgarner.com)