First of all, thank you to all who commented and provided feedback when I asked “Which Pitch to Pitch?” The overwhelming majority of those comments were to pitch the dark comic Transgressive fiction piece, the one that is probably “unpublishable.”
It appears my passion for this piece emerged while discussing my options. Rather than appearing equal to both, a preference inadvertently showed through.
That’ all right, though, because I was leaning toward it anyway. So, done, right? Hold that thought.
I wanted to have two finished pieces available for this writing conference, didn’t want to put all my literary eggs in one basket, so to speak. I was going to bring both. Weekend Getaways was ostensibly finished, just some cosmetic touches to make the interior with its strange fonts and line spacing stand out and be more appealing. Swansong needed a final edit, some tightening to keep it on track for being a face-paced hard-boiled crime fiction.
As I’m working on Swansong, I’m realizing that I’m really really enjoying it. It started out as a NaNoWriMo piece but had long since passed out of that phase and became defined and developed and, well, tight.
I love both of these children equally. They are stylistically different, deal with different themes, have a somewhat different voice, and show drastically different influences.
Yes, I’m bringing both to the writing conference. But I may make a switch on which pitch to pitch.