It was my anniversary on Sunday. 8 years and 3 kids later we are doing fantastic! I love my hubby.:)
Anyway, my post today started as a discussion with one of my crit partners. We were wondering what it would be like, if we had to dress up as our character to pitch our book to an agent/editor. I think we can all say that there would be some pretty crazy costumes! LOL
My pitch would go something like this.
Me: (deep male voice) Hello big time editor. It's nice to meet you. (Shakes hand)
Editor: What's with the wings? And the wand? And the whole dressing up as a guy thing?
Me: Just trying to play the part, sir.
Editor: (stares at me for a while...and finally clears his throat) Okay? A little strange, but whatever.
Me: (smiling and waiting)
Editor: So... um... do you mind telling me what your...um...story is about?
Me: Well, obviously I'm a fairy. And a dude. What else do you need to know?
Editor: I meant a little about the book. You know. Your book. Your MC.
Me: Oh! (smiles) My name is Ash. I'm a fairy godmother. Which is totally against my will, and I have to grant three wishes to a human girl to get out of this ridiculous mixed up fairy tale.
Editor: Interesting. Now, you are the author. Right?
Me: (clears throat and goes back to regular voice) Yes, sir.
Editor: Okay. I'll ... be in touch. Watch your wings on the way out. You might bend them or something. (Says under his breath) That was weird.
I'd totally be decked out in a tutu, tights, and silver wings. And not to mention a blue wand. I'd have to chop my hair to match Ash's short spiky cut, and hopefully my voice would lower significantly before the actual pitch. It would be SO AWESOME! :D
He he. Wouldn't that be fun? Now I'm curious. What would you have to do to dress like your main character and pitch your book as him/her? I honestly don't know why this was so funny to me. Maybe because one of my crit partners would have to attach fur to her body to go as a werewolf? Would you change your appearance for the good of your novel and career? Even if you don't write fantasy/sci fi, I still want to know what you'd change about yourself to pitch your book. Discuss! :D