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So there I was on Wednesday, after TWO horrible days at work wondering what I was going to do with my Hysterectomy manuscript. I definitely came close to self-publishing it that day… in fact I went to Lulu and I have had an ISBN number assigned.
I went to Twitter to check out one of the editors I had found on ECW Publishing–a Canadian publisher–and she had tweeted about being on the look out during #CanLitPit
What is THIS? I wanted to know. I clicked that link and was taken to another link where someone had posted a list of hashtagged links all containing ‘PIT’
One was happening that day! I did some brief research about #pit2pub and found a link to the basic rules. WHAT? I had no idea about any of this. I quickly typed up a couple of Tweet-length pitches for some of my books starting with The Trinket Box! For that story, on that day, I got three likes! That means I could submit it to three publishers if I choose! I was so incredibly excited! This is truly amazing.
There was another one being held on Thursday so many of my books ended up with Tweet-length pitches! I can’t wait until the next one and I hate that I missed the Canadian one! It could have made such a difference and it could have meant a publisher for my hysterectomy book.
Upon further research, it turns out that these are happening all the time and have been for several years! Considering I have been a reader of The Writer and Writer’s Digest how could I have overlooked something like that?
We often do that don’t we? Things that are right in front of us get missed because maybe they are irrelevant at that time?
Either way, I have a few synopses to write as well as preparing 3-chapter files to forward to potential editors.