‘Pitch’ is a great action verb–one that implies such force and movement. But to a writer, a pitch is a kind of verbal query, delivered in person.
Contemplating having to deliver a real pitch in front of a real agent or editor at the Moonlight & Magnolias conference next month makes me think of a different action verb: Hurl. I can envision some pretty good force behind that one, too.
The critique group I’m part of is revving up for the conference. Instead of swapping manuscript chapters at our next meeting, we’re each going to share a one-page synopsis and practice pitching. I found lessons to read over at Pitch University, and after I’ve reviewed every single one of them, I hope to feel slightly less nauseous.
But just in case, I’m stocking up on the pink stuff. You can’t be too careful about these things.