Q&A: I Don’t Want to Pitch

Q: What if I love writing, but really struggle with the sales part, and hate the thought of pitching?

A: Of course you struggle. It’s scary and unfamiliar, it’s not why you became a writer, and you’re subjecting yourself to a lot of rejection. But always remember, the people you’re pitching to don’t give two hoots whether you’re nervous or bumbling or mess up. All they want is to hear a good idea for a movie or novel. They want you to succeed, because they are desperate to produce a hit or a best seller, and maybe yours is it. So just believe in your story, script a good pitch, and then practice, practice, practice. The rest will take care of itself.