Friday, 17 October 2008

Typing furiously

I pitched my idea for The Toast Bitches (love that title - you can't have it) to an e-pub and they want to see a manuscript. Problem is, I haven't written it yet. D'ya think I can knock off three chapters in a week?

Same pub, different work - I recently signed a contract with them for my short story If The Shoe Fits, which will appear in their upcoming anthology, Sex and Shoes (December). I'll provide details when it's up on their website.


writtenwyrdd said...

naughty you for pitching what you haven't written. Serves you right, lol.

Seriously, sounds like you're busy and productive with the writing.

Barbara Martin said...

Great photo, I remember using an Underwood just like that.

Not completed three chapters before a pitch...hope you have a brief outline to work with.

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

Honest to dog, they were only looking for ideas!

I emailed the editor and asked for a week or so to put together a partial, and she said, "No problem!"

The Toast Bitches have been roaming around in my head for a while, so I don't think I'll have too much trouble letting them out.

Judith Leger said...

Write Chumplet! Write away!!

Tight hugs!

BernardL said...

I'm glad you're confident the manuscript will flow for you. I know pitching the idea to see if there's any interest is the smart way to go. It prevents a lot of wasted time working on something the publishing world thinks won't sell. I admit I don't think I could do it. Congratulations on the short story sell.

ChrisEldin said...

Yes, you can!!!!

wordtryst said...

I think the 'write first pitch after' rule is mainly for writers who haven't been published. Lots of pubbed writers pitch stuff before they write it, so I don't think you're being naughty.

Of course you can write three chapters in a week - nothing like a looming deadline to spur one to Olympian feats!

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

Okay, now I have to deliver the 50,000 word manuscript by December 15th. The contract is in my hands.