I’m nervous yet excited. I’m off to the San Diego State University Writers Conference to pitch my memoir to agents and editors this weekend, and my twenty-one word pitch has to wow them. I hope it does.
I’ve spent weeks, months, years, getting to this point; there’s no time or point in doubting myself. That’s not allowed. I must keep in mind that the agent and editor are in the book business and want to make money. They want to sell, therefore I need to pitch so they realize I’m thinking like they are, and not like a writer in love with her own story.
Well it’s time to be Gutsy, and say, “They will either like it or not. Who cares?”
Of course I care, but I’ve found that being relaxed, and saying to myself, “You either want me or you don’t. Your choice,” worked in my previous interviews, so I’ll try this approach again, and maybe it will work, or maybe it won’t. But I have to be me.
Please share any pitching stories you have, or useful tips.