Before #pitmad, I participated in #mockpit, also hosted on Twitter. I love this because you don’t have to have a completed manuscript to participate, so you can workshop your pitches until you’ve found something with the wow factor you’re looking for. After #mockpit and some amazing feedback, I ended up with these as my final pitches. I’ve used screenshots so you can see the response for each pitch. That’s why it’s a good idea to utilize the three pitch maximum. You really never know which one will perform the best.
At the end of #PitMad, I had a list of 34 interested agents and 6 editors!
And, as they say, the rest is history. Now you know how I got my agent, from start to finish. If you’re still in the planning/writing stage, or even if you’ve already entered the query trenches, I wish you the best of luck!
Up next (at an undecided time in the distant future because I’m notoriously bad at keeping up with blogs): a WIP Bootcamp blog series on how I whipped my manuscript into query-ready shape in a month and a half.