I had my very first experience with pitching my novel on twitter yesterday. Talk about a challenge! Trying to make my book interesting in 140 characters was unfathomably difficult. That’s not words, folks; that’s 140 characters: spaces, letters, punctuation! H.A.R.D.
Despite my best efforts, no agent requested pages of my story for review. From 8 am EST to 6 pm EST yesterday I tweeted my little heart out and watched as my hopes were dashed hourly. I’ll be honest and say it makes me want to throw up a little and cry a lot.
Still, I learned so much, and I made some new twitter friends (some of whom are now my blog friends, too)! They stepped up to the challenge and faced it with impressive skill (and dare I say, faith). I’m so excited for those who got page requests; their pitches helped me learn how to perfect mine.
I’m not so bummed as to quit trying. I know there will be another pitch opportunity coming in June. And, I have a writer’s conference to attend in May. You can bet I’ll be flexing my writing muscles in preparation.
Kudos to Brenda Drake for making this happen. Thanks to all the agents who took a look. I’ll be watching my new writing friends careers with excitement!