I wrote this the first year I entered PitchWars and, even though I’m not participating this year, it’s just as true as ever. Best wishes to all the hopefuls out there!
What To Expect After You Query
It really is just like dating…
You start by joining the Facebook groups, the twitter chats, and incessantly checking your email. Just knowing, they’re going to start #PWTeaser your novel now. Meanwhile, you’re trying to engage with the other writers in your genre and cheer them on (while not-so-secretly hoping yours is better).
With my superpower of being able to rationalize anything (the perfect skill for a great henchman, or a decent writer!), I start making lists:
TOP 5 REASONS YOU HAVEN’T GOTTEN A REQUEST YET:
- Your chapter was so good, they don’t think they can help
- They see where you need work, but do better…
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