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The Odds Were Not In My Favor

Updated: Jan 9, 2019


The reason it took so long to write this next post is because I've been in a creative hole that I finally dug myself out of last night. I entered into a mentorship called #Pitchwars.

What is it? Pitch Wars is a mentoring program where published/agented authors, editors, or industry interns choose one writer each to mentor. Mentors read the entire manuscript and offer suggestions on how to make the manuscript shine for the agent showcase. (Thanks, pitchie)

I entered the contest over a month ago, and they just posted the results.

I did not make the cut.

Which I am shocked but not too shocked by-- if that makes any sense. Ha! NOT because I don't believe in my work, but because there was a staggering amount of entrees submitted this year. And my chances of getting in were pretty slim. There were many variables to take into account, which made me feel less bad. Here's my partial or bad math on it. Hehe. But today, I feel pretty okay about it all.

Whatever is meant to be will be.

This whole whirlwind of an experience has taught me ALOT-- forced me to stretch my creative limbs, introduced me to more resources, and helped me to make tons of new friends on different paths in the literary world.

Congrats 2018 Mentees! Do us proud!

For those who were not selected: my message to you.

ALL OF THIS TO SAY: Please enter and gear up for #Pitchwars 2019!! You'll meet amazing people, you'll get great advice, you may even write a whole new MS during #writethewait. You won't regret it. Promise.

Next stop: #DVpit

Next Next stop: Querying with my fresh material.

Get in on this action.

Water & Coconut Oil,


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