And the Panic Sets in 5


62 Days to Dallas!

And I’ve just booked an appointment with an editor for July 14th.

Oh. My. Dog.

It’s with Mary Altman of Ellora’s Cave/Cerridwen Press. But now I’m definitely swimming in the big pool. Wylie? Christine? Any hints on what they want? Other than lots of sex scenes?

I’ve signed up for the Perfect Pitch course that my guild is holding for its members. I sure hope I’m ready for this.

Now I have to decide which manuscript to pitch – an erotic to EC? Or my straight historical or paranormal historical to Cerridwen? And then I’ll have to write a synopsis. And learn to pitch it. And … and … and … Holy Cr*p and there’s only 62 days left!


5 thoughts on “And the Panic Sets in

  • Wylie Kinson

    Breathe, Leah, breathe. You CAN do this! It’s 62 days — that’s PLENTY of time.

    Re EC/CP – Don’t have any magic formulas to offer. Go with whatever story you feel most confident about. Once your foot is in the door, you can pitch the other.

    You’ll do great.

  • Amy Ruttan

    I agree with Wylie. I offer my services to read over synopses or anything like that. You’ll be fine, but I know talking in front of people is harder than writing a query. I’m glad you got into the course too!

    I tagged you also!

  • Christine

    That is awesome Leah! And yes, please breathe. Be confident when you’re talking. Don’t read anything. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Show them that you are a great writer and a great person!

  • Christine

    And just to add to my eariler remark…pitch the story that you are the most passionate about. That will come through and your excitment will be infectious. 🙂

  • Sue L

    I would pitch as many (in the EC/Cerridwen genre range) as you have complete or complete in draft form.

    The agent I talked to at the OWFI conference last weekend requested a partial of my historical and synopsis of two others. One has some problems, she generously took the time to talk to me about where it needs to be strengthened – so it was overall an extremely positive experience.

    Sue L

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