Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pitch Live! & Couponing

Kinda blurry view of the sunset over Puget Sound from my porch. 

If you're a blogger, or even a blog lover, you've heard about Pitch Live! I had planned to participate, even decided to record my pitch in the woods near my home, but a head cold took over. And seriously guys, it wasn't pretty.

But, just because I didn't enter, doesn't mean I'm not lurking like a professional stalker. See, in less than two weeks, I'll be pitching...live...to agents and editors. Pretty intense  Which means I need all the arsenal I can get. So, as I watch these pitches, I'm taking notes. What works for me and what doesn't. I've been participating in pitch training on the conference thread, and watching these Pitch Live! videos is bringing the tips I've been learning, to life. Perfect timing, if you ask me. ;)

Have you checked the videos out? If not, I definitely suggest it.

In other news, Netflix recently started streaming the show, Extreme Couponing. While I was down with the head cold, I watched every episode. And then guess what I did? I went rifling through my recycling bin for this week's circulars and cut coupons! Ha! Today I'm going to try it out. Certainly not extreme style, but more like dipping my big toe in the money-saving water. I'll report back as to whether I saved cents or dollars. :)

Other than that, my in-laws are flying in this weekend, which means lots of restaurant eating and movies. They'll only stay the weekend, and then next week I'll be back at the task of perfecting my pitch. So, what do you guys have going on this week?



  1. You are so brave, Rachel. Good for you! I've been thinking about pitching at the conference I'm going to next year and the thought terrifies the heck out of me. I suppose it would help if I could actually come up with a pitch for the stupid thing. I guess we'll see. Good luck! :)

    1. Thanks! I am really anxious! My jaw hurts from teeth grinding. I'd rather get an agent through queries, but mine just aren't working well. In fact, if the pitch sessions prove unsuccessful I plan on trunking the ms and moving forward. Kinda like my last resort. :(

  2. Sorry to hear you're sick. As for coupons, I'm so bad at remembering to bring them to the grocery store, and then remembering to give them to the cashier! I've pretty much given up.

  3. I'm so bad at pitches maybe I can pick up some tips from the videos. Don't think I'm ready to do one myself. As for coupons, I expect there'll be an app for it shortly.

    Moody Writing

  4. I'm a blogger, yet have never heard of Pitch Live till now. Um. *shifty eyes*

    Good luck with the couponing! I try to remember to do that kind of thing, too. Even saving just a little bit with the help of that can make a big difference, down the line!