Pitch Live!

Title: LOSING IT
Genre: YA Contemporary
Word Count: 58,000

 

This is my entry into Pitch Live!, a contest organised by Brenda Drake  (fabulous idea, by the way!). I should point out that I’m not normally this intense… And that I don’t usually carry around a spare pair of underwear, or a hip flask. Usually.

Thanks for watching, feel free to comment 🙂

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48 thoughts on “Pitch Live!

  1. Lauren,

    This is hilarious, I love it. I wish I had whatever you were drinking 😉

    The actual elevator was a great touch and the person who played the agent deserves an Oscar! But seriously, you did an amazing job of dramatizing the struggles that your main character goes through, and if I were an agent, I’d definitely remember your pitch (panty throw, flask, and all).

    Great job and good luck! 🙂

    John Krissilas, #40
    http://www.johnkrissilas.com/

  2. What a fabulous pitch! I loved the energy, humour and general hilarity, even though you cover some pretty hard hitting subjects. It makes me feel that your book won’t be too heavy, which is great. Best of luck with this, and thanks for the smile! Oh and ditto about the outtake reel!

    • Thank you so much for your lovely feedback 🙂 I hope the book reflects the pitch in the manner you describe!
      Will be sure to check your pitch out shortly; thanks again for taking the time to stop by,

  3. Hilarious!!! You’ve done a wonderful job incorporating the unique setting. LOVE the underwear and flasks haha and that the camera person responded like the agent. Truly, GREAT job! 🙂

    • Thank you so much! That’s so sweet of you to say 🙂
      Will have to let the man know how good an agent he played – although, listening to me babble on is a specialty of his!
      Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and comment.

  4. Definitely kept attention. Loved the hip flask and panties.
    The one thing I was really wondering was this. Her mom died from an overdose and later her friends mother dies? Why the mother? Why not someone closer to her?
    Okay that really had nothing to do with the pitch which was really neat, more the story, but it might give you an idea what goes through someone’s head.

    • Oh, thank you so much for the feedback. I might need to change it in my written pitch to more reflect an inciting incident, as in the ms it needs to be the mum (she’s a young mum and pregnant and Amy sees her daughter not behaving like she is as such) – plus, Amy is the one who finds her.
      Great point, thanks do much for sharing and one I’ll definitely incorporate into my written pitch for future.

  5. Duuuude! You’re a legend. Can I watch this video a million times?

    No wonder you got requests from this. You are confident and capturing (okay, the flinging red undies did it and your drinking problem), but then you also are able to coherently tell a fantastic description of your manuscript.

    Loved this. Why didn’t you link me up sooner? Crazy girl.

    Also, you will never see a video of me (maybe one day if I’m rich and famous) but you remind me of you in looks — certainly not your fun personality.

    • Aww, thanks lovely! You’re so sweet 🙂 Your last paragraph confused me – I remind you of me? I’m taking this as a good thing!

      Thanks so much for taking the time to watch it, that’s really nice of you. And, you can deny it all you want, I’m sure you’d be great on film! I promise you that if I can do it, anyone can 🙂

      • I have a tendency to write confusingly. I try my best not to show my crazyiness show, but as things go, some of it escapes into my writing. I meant you sorta look like me. See? This is why I need you. You make me simplify my writing. That’s all I meant — “you sort of look like me”.

        P.S. I severely doubt my acting skills. Really.

  6. I love that you actually flung a pair of panties at your camera man. Your pitch is hilarious and your book sounds great! I’m definitely looking into buying it. It sounds just like the books and movies I gravitate to all the time. Maybe that makes me a fatalist, maybe that means I’m addicted to drama or maybe I can just highly relate to those kind of situations…All that matters is you’ve definitely sold me and I can see how it would greatly appeal to agents. I wish you the best in all your endeavors!

    • Thank you so much for your kind words; so nice of you to watch my video and comment 🙂 I really appreciate it. I’m definitely addicted to drama in books too; can totally understand where you’re coming from.
      Thanks again for checking out my blog

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