Musing 5/30/16–OK, so I bent the rules a bit.
First off, have a great Memorial Day everyone and remember to take the time to honor the brave men and women who protect our freedoms! I have an important article posted on my Facebook page but here is it again: Memorial Day 2016: In defense of memorials to our military heroes. Read it and look to see if there’s a monument you may have to protect.
I’m on stay-cation right now which to me is the best type of vacation you can take. I’m finishing up school work and chores today then I’ll have the entire week to do my thing.
I had a very interesting last week. I participated in Query Kombat as stated in my last post and actually had a blast! The contest is fairly well known and is presented by authors Michelle Hauck, Michael Anthony and Laura Heffernan.
My query wasn’t chosen but I have had two very nice authors volunteer to critique my query, so here’s a shout out to the fabulous, Elizabeth Roderick and T. Frohock! Elizabeth BTW is the author who gave me the heads-up about the chat and stuck with me throughout the contest.
Now here’s where I bent my own rule. After Query Kombat there was a 140 Twitter Pitch contest for those authors whose queries weren’t chosen. Now you’ve read how I feel about Twitter Pitch contests and how my feelings haven’t changed. But again after posting this:
I received an extraordinary amount of positive feedback, encouraging me not to let some a**hole (well maybe not that word but you get the idea) ruin it for me. And I’m giving a shout-out to them all! May your books end up on the bestseller list! So with the help of author Kathleen S. Allen (MAJOR SHOUT OUT!) to help me tweak the choices I obtained from Carissa Taylor’s Twitter Pitch Logline Generator, with a shout-out to author Tina Spear, I was actually able to come up with a few good pitches, and then of course received the request to critiques. So I guess I can try another one. I’m still a bit wary because this was only one contest so I suppose we’ll see how the next ones goes. Peace ~