Participated in my first Twitter #PitMad yesterday pitching my memoir. I know now why it's called Pit (as in pitch) Mad (as in yes, a little).
First, trying to describe a book enticingly in 280 characters is really difficult. Need I say more about that? That's less than 50 words. Actually, I highly recommend this exercise. It helps you to really boil your book down to its bare essence, so the next time someone asks what your book is about, you'll be ready.
Second, no one but literary agents are supposed to "like" 💗a pitch, and the moderators posted about this numerous times leading up to the event, it's in the instructions, etc. So, you can imagine how my heart thumped when I checked on my pitch tweet an hour later to find a couple of likes. Two agents are interested in my memoir! But they were only well-meaning fellow writers (at least, I hope they weren't just tormenting me).
At the end of the day, I didn't have any agent likes, but I did connect with a bunch of other writers (one I even know locally!) and gain dozens more followers.
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