Pitch Wars Update- A Writing About Writing

This is the beginning of launch steps for Dacia’s new book, Apparent Power. I am reblogging this post because she shares the right attitude to have about rejection and hard work. It’s great, and the best one to have if one is going to succeed. Reblogged from https://britestfyrefly.wordpress.com

Dacia M Arnold

“You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” -Mary Tyler Moore

Earlier this month I submitted my very first novel to PitchWars (HERE) in hopes of snagging a mentor that will help me shape it into the master piece that I see in my mind. Well, I did not get in. Which is fine. I am actually in the majority and did not take it very hard.

The day after submitting my first ten pages for consideration, I attended a writing conference (which I wrote about HERE). I was able to tweak my in person pitch, tighten my query letter, and found some very GLARING problems within the first few pages of my work and even some throughout.

These are VICTORIES for me. They are not setbacks. I knew I had a lot of work to do, but I also know that…

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2 thoughts on “Pitch Wars Update- A Writing About Writing

    1. Glad to have you as a friend, Dacia. Have you checked out Holly Lisle’s website? She writes mostly sci-fi but also paranormal and other genres. She has lots of classes and books with workbook sheets on developing character, plot, other worlds, etc. Some of her classes are free; most are out of my price range, but I have some of her books and workbooks. They’re great. There is also a great writing community there. May add additional support and help. Blessings to you, dear friend.

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