Bobbi and I got an early start with the Aspiring Writers today. Bless their hearts, they had another full day of workshops. I know they must feel like their heads are about to explode because we gave them lots of things to think about. One of them let me read the first couple of pages of her WIP and give her a critique. She had some really strong positive points and just needed to rethink a few things. There is a lot of writing talent out there and I really enjoyed working with the aspiring writers group this year.
Diane Stacey, our beloved VP of Direct Sales and Book Clubs at Dorchester, came in tonight and we got to visit with her for awhile. She's such a doll.
I'll be giving another workshop tomorrow and will be helping a couple of my "blog touristas" (Jane & Maureen) polish up their pitches. For those of you who aren't involved with publishing, a "pitch session" is a short appointment with an editor or agent where the author serves up a small dollop of their story in the hope that said editor or agent will ask to see either a "partial" (3 chapters and a synopsis) or a "full" (complete manuscript and synopsis). It's not as scary as it sounds if you remember that the editors and agents are just people who are looking for a good story. Keep your fingers crossed for my friends!
More tomorrow . . .