Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Chosen One

Wow!  Today has been the craziest of all days.  Not only is it 12/12/12, which will never happen again in my lifetime, but they posted the mentor picks for Pitch Wars and yours truly has been chosen by Shelley Watters! 

OMG!  OMG!  *Jumping up and down*

The smile hasn't left my face since the announcement this morning at 8am.  Which basically means my cheeks are hurting.  But who cares, right?  I was chosen, after all! 

Now here's where the real work begins.

Shelley is going to offer editing suggestions, and, self-admittedly, she's a brutal editor.  I can take it.  (I think.)  I've been talking to her a bit this week before the announcement and immediately liked her personality.  She's easy to talk to, quite funny, and a great cheerleader.  (Shelley waves her pom-poms through her computer!)

I love getting feedback and have high hopes that she'll help me polish my manuscript into the sparkling diamond that I know it is.  Since I started writing three years ago, I've learned a lot, but that pales in comparison to what I figure I'll learn from my contest mentor.  She loves my manuscript and has said so many good things about it already.  But I know there are things that she could improve upon, and those are the things I want to learn. 

Wish us luck in the agent round!

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