Oh boy. Tomorrow's the big day. PitMad. I'd be lying if I said I used my time as well as I think I could have. I have at least one good tweet to use, which if you want to see, just check out yesterday's post. I'm rushing to knock out at least one more but I'm not sure it's going to happen.
So what's happening tomorrow? Well, here's how the whole process works if you haven't been keeping up with the blog. Three times throughout tomorrow (morning, afternoon, and evening) I'll be posting my book's pitch condensed into 280 characters or less. Agents will be scanning through tags all day tomorrow and if they stumble across mine and click that little like button, I have an in!
Am I expecting huge results? Honestly, no. I try to be pragmatic and realistic about these things. Thousands upon thousands of authors and would-be authors will be posting their tweets, so it's going to be a miracle if my pitch is seen in the first place. Then why do it? Because there's a big payoff for very little effort here. If I passed this up, I'd be stupid.
Imagine if someone was giving away free lottery tickets. Sure, the chances of winning aren't that high, but the risk on your end is negligible. There's no reason not to.
Beyond this, I need projects. I need to keep busy while I'm waiting for all my replies from agents to come in. If you're keeping track at home, I have two rejections thus far. Obviously if I'd been picked up by now I wouldn't be doing this and the site would be absolutely plastered with news of my getting an agent, so... Point is, I'm keeping myself busy while my queries wander around the globe attempting to entice an agent.
If nothing else, having this twitter pitch (and a couple others) will certainly help in giving me something to tweet out every day. Maybe I'll still catch someone's attention down the line. Until then, I'll be working on a few things. First and foremost, a backstory that I can't even publish. Yes sir, I've started work on writing a (short?) story to help flesh out the back story of some of my characters in The Paladin so I can figure out what's crucial and what's expendable. Naturally, it would give away everything from the main novel, so I can't publish it until The Paladin is out there and successful. Le sigh.
Okay. Back to condensing my pitch into 280 characters. To anyone else participating, good luck!
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.