Friday, June 24, 2011

ThrillerFest part deux

I try not to cover the same topic twice, but I just can't help myself.  I'm way too excited about ThrillerFest, CraftFest, and AgentFest.  I'm excited to go to New York again, where I haven't been in years.  I even went shopping today to get a new outfit in which to pitch agents.  Can you tell I'm thrilled?  (Pun intended again.  And the rules of comedy say I have to make the same joke three times if I make it twice.  Don't say I didn't warn you.)

But I'm also petrified.  I posted my query on a PitchU Pitchfest, but couldn't bring myself to record a pitch. Instead, I've been practicing on my husband.  I think he's getting tired of hearing about CODE.  Or maybe he's tired because our girls keep sneaking into bed with us in the middle of the night.  Could be a combination.  Who knows?

The query review went well, though.  The agent to which I directed it was interested, so yay!  Now to go through the manuscript one more time and make sure it is beyond perfect.  (Yeah, right...)  The enemy of great is good enough.  So it's not good enough.  Not today, anyway.


  1. Hey! Followed you here from QT. Just wanted to say good luck pitching agents. That's got to be kind of scary!
    How many times do you go through a manuscript before before sending it out?

  2. Thanks, E!

    Rain, I'm totally scared! I pitched agents last fall at a different conference, but I was clueless about the process and didn't know what I was doing, so it was a piece of cake. This time there's a lot more at stake.

    I honestly couldn't tell you how many times I've gone through my ms. It's got to be over twenty. I just finished a MAJOR revision (at the suggestion of a lovely agent), so I've got my book stuck in my brain right now. That's one reason I'm thrilled (see, told you I'd get that word in a third time! LOL) to be going to ThrillerFest-- I can pitch my book, but I plan on reading other thrillers on the way and while I'm there. Should be a lot of fun.