Rewind to a month before Mister is born…
I slide my fork into the pancake that looks more like pie and take a big bite. At the same time, the B&B guest next to me decides to get chatty.
“So what do you do?” he asks.
The pancake is rich and sticky and does not go down easily. I gesture to Husband while I try to chew.
“She’s a writer.” he says.
“Oh, how interesting,” Mr. Chatty says. “What do you write?”
I keep working on my stubborn pancake and motion for Husband to keep going.
“She writes children’s books.”
“Really? What about?”
By now I’m able to sip some water to wash the rest of the bite down.
“I write picture books. And a chapter book about a tomboy.”
I really need to practice my elevator pitch. And take smaller bites.
I have a conference coming up (WPASCBWI) and I signed up for a one-on-one critique with an industry professional. Thinking I will probably sit down and get the question (What is your book about?), I need an elevator pitch. I’d really like your help with my pitch. Please. If you’d be so kind as to leave your feedback in the comments, I’d really appreciate it. Here is what I have so far:
Blossoms Are Always Prepared is a chapter book about a tomboy named Mabel who is good at a lot of things, but following rules isn’t one of them. That is why she saves a spider (which girls are not supposed to do) and eats all of the cookies for the cookie sale (which Blossoms are not supposed to do). But when Mabel’s rule breaking gets her kicked out of the Blossoms troop, she must decide how far she’ll go to find her biggest adventure yet.
What did you like? What seemed weak? What is your own elevator pitch?