I am a writer, so naturally I feel more comfortable pitching myself and my writing on paper. And yet, I'm going to be participating in the "pitch slam" at the Writers Digest/BEA Writers Conference, where I'll actually have to talk about my novel.
Am I nervous, oh yeah! Am I excited, oh yeah! Am I prepared, not so much. I mean, yes, I now have my one-sentence pitch, but that takes all of 10 seconds. So what do I do for the remaining 9 minutes and 50 seconds?
So as I craft my longer version of the pitch, I find myself curious about what an agent expects during that 10 minute session. If you have the same curiousity as me, check out this blog from Mary Lindsey at QueryTracker: http://querytracker.blogspot.com/2009/01/elevator-pitch.html
Ok, time to write up a pitch with a few more details, stand in front of the mirror, and practice. I have a feeling my husband is going to be voluteered as a mock-agent for some practice sessions. I hope he's not too brutal.