I started to write a post yesterday and I'm so glad I didn't. It was a very uninspired post, something about how cold it was and how I didn't feel like writing. I scrapped it when I nearly fell asleep writing it. I figured, I'll try again tomorrow, maybe something will come up that will interest me more.
So glad I waited! Recounting my 'experience' with #PitMad is way more interesting than crabbing about how cold it is. I've seen tweets for over a year referring to #PitMad but didn't really understand what it was. Basically, it's writers on Twitter pitching their stories to participating agents and publishers. The twist comes in creating a tweet in less than 140 characters using the hashtag #PitMad that describes your story well enough to intrigue an agent or publisher. It takes me half a day to come up with a 150 word blurb and a 25 word tag line, so anyone that can get an agent's or publisher's attention with a 140 character query has my deep admiration.
Although I didn't participate directly in #PitMad, I did retweet the pitches I found interesting, which wound up leading to a few new followers on Twitter. I even had an exchange with an editor who invited me to submit work (!) after I whined about not having anything ready to pitch today. Another #PitMad is taking place in March, and maybe now that I know what it is and how it works, I'll be ready to participate. :-)