…And like so many others, I wasn’t picked to be a mentee.
But that’s okay, because things happen. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, but you’ll never know until you play the game. No one’s perfect, no one will always take home the title.
Know what? I learned a lot from this experience. I learned my word processor is a joke, and I should use Google Docs instead. I learned GIFs are an amusing and effective way to communicate with a large audience. I learned a young protagonist doesn’t necessarily mean your story is YA. I learned nine sentences out of ten do not need the word “that”.
But most importantly, I’ve learned the #PitchWars tag wasn’t just for a contest… It was for making friends. It was for camaraderie. It was for Dance Parties. It was for love of all shapes and sizes. And I love all of the people who were involved, in some way or another, in this moment. You made a long wait easy and worth it, and I revel in the successes and mourn with those who feel their loss (and raise a pint with those who say, “What’s done is done!), but we will all continue on because we are strong.
So thank you, Pitch Warriors, mentees and mentors – your undying optimism helped make my cynical heart grow three sizes in these past few weeks. ❤