This week the PitchWars mentees are going to be announced. Several of my writing friends have submitted to PW. I am living vicariously through their PW journeys this year. I hope to be in their shoes next year.
They are talented writers all, and deserve to find a mentor (and subsequently agents) for their books, but the chances are slim given the number of entries. I wish, with all my heart, that they get chosen, because putting yourself out there is the scariest thing in the world, and I know how much work has gone into their submissions.
I am already planning for next year’s contest, and have no illusions about my chances– they are slim as slim can be–but I wouldn’t trade this opportunity and learning experience for anything.
As I watch and wait and hope with each of you, know that you are talented writers, all. Know that this is only the beginning no matter what happens, and you will gain so much from the experience no matter what the outcome.