Lesson: It's really hard to boil your entire novel down into a single coherent sentence that still has the power to hook a reader without leaving them with a confused, open-mouthed, glazed-over expression.
I tried a handful of different pitches. I followed along for six hours. I didn't write a single darn word all day long.
For some reason, all that adrenaline-fueled tweet reading sapped any desire I had to cook a visually stimulating dinner. It all tasted good, but I didn't realize until I piled everything on to plates just how....monochromatic everything turned out.
- noodles are beige
- sauteed chicken is beige, even when you do it in a white wine sauce with flavorful seasonings, it's still freaking beige.
- when sauteed, yellow squash is mostly beige
- baby bella mushrooms are beige
- onions are beige
I did get some actual work done. Not writing, but workity-work, the kind that pays $$$, so that's a good thing. I WILL have time to write tonight. I will I will I will.
Other things I found interesting on the WVTP:
- TONS of other writers are writing about dragons. Dragons might be the next thing. You never know. I hope so.
- At least one other person out there used my main character's name for their main character (Thalia)
- There are some great, interesting Sci-Fi ideas out there. I would love to read some of this!
- Forty-three berjillion people write YA.
- The writing community is AWESOME! If I didn't write, and I met half the people who were online today, I would become a writer just so I could associate with y'all!
Thank you to all the organizers, agents, and writers who participated in the WVTP today. It was a lot of fun. Overwhelming, but definitely educational, and definitely fun.