Okay so I was naughty and didn’t tell anyone that I’d entered the Presents pitch on eHarlequin. I probably should have but to be honest I have been getting a little sick of announcing that no, I didn’t get anywhere so I thought if no one knew and I didn’t get picked then I wouldn’t have to say anything.
But, well, I did get picked. And Mr Shiekhypants seems to have been a winner.
To say that I am moderately pleased would be to say that Sally Field was quietly satisfied with her Oscar win. 🙂
And I have to say, I am quite shocked because it was only an 80 – 100 word blurb, plus a 250 word excerpt so you had no room at all to pitch your idea. I am also not the world’s best pitcher. However, I will say that having a hook really, really helps. And some books are ‘hookier’ (if that’s even a word!) than others. I have no idea whether that was what made it with mine, but having a tough oil baroness for a heroine helped. She was totally my hook and I shamelessly used her!
I do hope, however, that I haven’t bitten off more than I can chew with doing a sheikh story…
Oh well, I guess that’s me all up. I like to make it hard for myself and not play it safe. But at least it’s another small step forward in this ridiculous roller-coaster ride of a journey.