There is some good news, though. I've won a free first chapter critique after taking part in Writer Therapy's first blog hop. The petrifying part is when I send them the chapter, I also have to do this:
I've never written pitch, query or twitter length. On the positive side whilst the novel is not completed, I do have it fully plotted, which should help. I am going to spend the next few days researching how to write the perfect pitch. However, I would appreciate any tips, advice, or links to useful sites.
Now for the Scare Me Blogfest.
Budd Black over at Scifi Media wants us to 'write about the scariest book that you have read, movie you have watched, ghosts you have encountered, and/or to share your own scary story'.
I am going to cheat a little and tell you about the scariest TV programme I've ever seen - The Twilight Zone. As those who have followed me since the beginning will know, I am a huge fan of William Shatner. So when my family and I sat down to watch Nightmare at 20,000 Feet I was eagerly awaiting another of his 'unique' performances. What I didn't expect, given the amount of horror movies I've watched, was to literally scream the first time his character sees the monster through the aeroplane window. And when I say scream, I mean a proper make-everyone-else-jump scream. Of course my family found it hilarious. I spent the rest of the episode hiding behind a cushion. One day I may find the courage to watch it again. Maybe.