Whoops. I guess the Friday before Memorial Day weekend was the worst time ever to make a new post. Frankly, I understand. I'd rather be on the beach or out with the family than stuck at the computer reading blogs, too. Ironically, I was going to schedule it for this past Monday, but that would probably have been just as bad. I'll blame that terrible decision on the reverse jet lag from my trip. Go read it if you have a chance, then come back here. Don't worry, I'll wait.
I just got back from visiting my husband in Albuquerque (he's out there for training...less than two months to go, hopefully!), and I figured that the long weekend would be perfect for a visit. What a great city! And the dry heat...yeah. I could get used to that.
Anyway, I'm back in the armpit that is Arkansas (feels like 95 degrees out, with 60% humidity and climbing). "Real life" has kept me busy lately, posing things to consider like, "To rent out our house or not rent out our house, that is the question," and, "When is a good time to have the movers come and essentially make me homeless?"
So, it was a welcome distraction to find this little gem on Twitter today. The timing was apt, because, as I've mentioned, I'm going to the RWA 2011 conference in New York City at the end of the month, and I'd love to be able to (nicely) corner an agent without making them fear for their life. I'm a visual learner, too, so watching this video helped me a lot.
Yeah, some of the skits are exaggerated, but that's the idea. I can easily see myself spewing word vomit all over some poor, trapped agent or editor, so methinks I need to step up my game.
I will be ready, I will be ready...
Thoughts on elevator pitches? Have you had to use one? How did it go? If not, do you have one ready, just in case?