Friday, April 15, 2011

A pitch contest...why not?

One of the biggest barriers I've had to overcome in my time as a writer is my stubborn tendency to keep everything to myself. My work is my work...sometimes I feel like I don't want to share it with anyone.

"So, how is anything ever going to get published, dear sir?" I ask myself.

Simple answer: it's not.

Writing is a solitary practice that's really a team sport. It's baseball...a game focused on individual match-ups that can't be won without teammates. So, hey, getting "out there" is a step. I've done a little bit of it and am becoming more active on boards and blogs and Twitter.

Tonight-slash-this morning, I'm entering a pitch contest on YAtopia.

Let 'er rip...with a little help from our friend Aroldis Chapman.

Now this is how you pitch a book!