Ana talks about her daughter's experience at IFP Film Week.
My daughter just attended IFP's Independent Film Week as a finalist in the webseries category. Representatives from film festivals and production companies made appointments to meet with her. She was greeted and feted, wined and dined, exhilarated and exhausted.
As soon as the hoopla ended, she sent thank you notes to everyone who met with her. Now she is preparing to send content to the people who requested it.
We talked this weekend about what she should say in her cover letter and what she should expect next. I was struck by the fact that I (her untheatrical, unpublished mother) could offer some advice that I had gleaned from reading blogs (including this one), taking workshops, visiting websites, and participating in online romance writing groups.
The process of pitching novels, getting requests, sending content, waiting for responses, hoping for
The Call seems to be exactly the same for books as entertainment.
When my WIP is polished, I will mail my query letter pitch, hope for a full or partial request, send the manuscript with a cover letter, wait for a reply, hope for The Call.
Amazing (to me) similarities.