This Saturday, I’ll be at the Heart of Carolina presenting Pitch Practice for Nationals with the fabulous Jenna Black. I can’t wait. 😀 I love helping people with their pitches. I can tell by the first few lines whether a pitch is going to interest me or not and it has nothing to do with whether I read in your genre or not. I’m planning to have a blast with this in terms of what NOT to do when you’re pitching. 😈
If you’ve been keeping track, last December I had decided not to renew my RWA membership. I had lost interest and didn’t see the point in sticking around. Not to mention, my planned pregnancy took precedence over everything else in life, including my writing luxuries.
By October 2008, the programming staff had already had me on the roster for this year. I don’t know what possessed them to think of me as a good pitch person because I hadn’t requested it. Nonetheless, I’m flattered they had chosen me to present. The best thing about that is I get paid. Did you hear that? I get PAID! And it just so happens that it’ll cover my RWA renewalfees quite nicely. 🙂 Oh, and I get to see a bunch of my writerly friends again whom I miss very much. Woohoooooo!
With the cash (or check), I’ve decided to renew my membership. However, there will be some changes. For starters, I’m not rejoining any other chapters. I’m letting those things sink because I’m tired of swimming with them. Not to mention 75% of the posts are either either about someone’s promo. Uh, what happened to conversations about writing? Either way, by putting them at arm’s length, I’ll be saving myself an additional $100 and a hell of a lot of drama.
So that’s one of the most recent decisions I’ve made regarding my writing career. Have you made any recent changes or decisions with yours?