We can debate the merits of pitching contests all day. Some love them, others hate them, and then there are people all kinds of in between.
Regardless of how everyone else feels, I tend to like pitch contests and twitter pitch parties. Because of that I'm waiting anxiously for the top 60 results for the current Pitch Madness. I have to wait till Tuesday.
It's been reported that over 500 entries had to be read over and decided between. This leads me to believe, that though I still think my entry, Darkness, is fabulous how can it compete with more than 500 other awesome entries! I'm not doubtful in my abilities, honestly I rock, but lots of other people rock too. And the writing business is so subjective. So I sit happily know I tried. I'm not getting down, because Darkness is really going to work for an agent some day. Plus there is a #PitMad twitter pitch party on the 25th for everyone.
Though I stay happy I can't help myself from my obsessiveness. I get weird until I know. When the first slush readers were live tweeting while reading entries somehow every bad tweet COULD pertain mine. I drove myself crazy till I remembered that nothing I do now will change if mine is picked or not.
So this weekend I have editing to work on for a project that will be announced later, writers group pages to read, and a CPs book to continue critiquing. I'll stay busy and away from the contest feed :)
Also good luck to all of my writer friends out there also desperately waiting to hear about contests or queries!
Ps this is what happens to people who stalk the twitter feed too much. You'll go as insane as this guy!