Wednesday, October 12, 2011
30 Pitches, 30 Days: A great idea
I'm late to the party, but Sophia of My Fleet-Footed Self is hosting a fab blog fest this month.
The idea: come up with 30 pitches in 30 days.
Here is Sophia's original post, but she includes a few follow-ups with tips on writing more fleshed-out pitches that are also worth reading.
I spent about 40 minutes last night agonizing over new book ideas and nearly gave up, then decided to think WAAAAAY out of the box.
When I sat down today, I came up with 39 ideas of books including picture books, non-fiction chapter books, and of course the requisite YA and MG that I love so.
These ideas are now ensconced on the good ole excel file where I put all my ideas. I let them sit. I percolate. I give them a little space. Then I check back periodically to see whether I think they're a great idea or completely nuts.
If you're in a rut, or even if you're not, give it a whirl this month.