Sunday, October 14, 2012

Pitch Live!

Hey y'all! I'm doing yet another contest. I know, I know, contest fatigue and all that... but this was TOO FUN TO PASS UP! It's called Pitch Live! and the fabulous Brenda Drake is throwing it for us.

I had such a great time pitching THE SHIFTING DARKNESS at the Writer's Digest Pitch Slam back in January that I just had to get in on this. Making the video was just as fun as pitching in person, but a lot less nerve-wracking because I could edit out all the mistakes and throw them in a gag reel at the end for fun :o)

Without further ado... here's my video for Pitch Live! filmed right on my porch...

Title: THE SHIFTING DARKNESS
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy/Thriller
Word Count: 67K



P.S. Monsieur Behbeh is in the video because he was being a melancholy Frenchman and insisting on being held. 
P.P.S. I want to say a special thanks to my bestie Ms. Kelli for being my Director. She's awesome, go follow her!

20 comments:

Sarah J. said...

Love the gag reel! The book sounds great, and the only critique I have is for you to make it sound more conversational and less memorized. Good luck!

Leigh Ann said...

Oh, this is wonderful. YOU'RE MINE.

Leigh Ann said...

Oh, this is wonderful. YOU'RE MINE.

Nazarea Andrews said...

OOH, YOU GOT PICKED! YAY!
k, I really liked it!! Loved the story premise, and the gag reel made me LOL--also, baby was SO ADORABLE!

rlynn-solomon said...

Love your energy and confidence -- even with an adorable baby in your lap!

And the gag reel...super funny!

AngiNicole said...

Sarey - You are my favorite. Ever!

John Krissilas said...

Hi Sarah,

I loved this—I'm a big fan of the X-Files and you're right that it definitely got me interested! It sounds a bit Men-in-Black-like, too. My favourite parts: the fact that her job is to keep all the rest of us on our crossword puzzles instead of worrying about monsters, and the fact that she has a boss-mentor-sometimes lover. Hilarious.

Great job!

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

Rachel said...

congratulations on getting through. That baby is super cute. Your story sounds interesting too.

cstuarthardwick said...

Very nicely done, and I'm guessing you couldn't get away with near the number of takes it took me!

Veronica Bartles said...

Love the gag reel at the end! I wanted to do the same thing on mine, but I didn't have enough time in the 2 minutes :)

Congrats on being snagged by Leigh Ann! #TeamLA!!

Stacey Nash said...

Congrats on getting through to the next round. I love that your Baby is in the pitch. Too cute :)

Katherine Ernst said...

We were thinking of doing a gag reel too, but couldn't fit it in. Isn't it amazing how many takes it takes to get 2 minutes of film! Also, it looks like we're on the same team. Go Team Leigh Ann!! #26

Katrina Sincek said...

I love the gag reel!

This book sounds right up my alley--I love the stories that have supernatural elements hidden in plain sight. Pretty solid pitch for balancing the little guy on your lap too!

Brianna Shrum said...

Sounds like a very interesting story! Kudos to you for pitching with a baby in jour lap :-) And the gag reel was great. Excellent job!

Ellie Heller said...

Oh! Love the whole set up for the story. Very cool.

Good luck in the next round.

#32

Karen lee Hallam said...

X-Files fan! And yes, this is appealing. And congratulations getting into the next round.

Laura Hughes, MittensMorgul said...

I wish I compiled a gag reel. Most of my outtakes consisted of me mugging and blowing raspberries. You sold me with Monsieur Behbeh, though.

Truly, your story sounds amazing. I must read this. And congrats and good luck in the agent round! :D

Dee said...

Great pitch and I loved the gag reel too. :) What an adorable little baby!

Good luck!

Robin Weeks said...

I love me a good female monster hunter! :)

Congrats on moving on!

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