The Pitch Report

This past weekend I pitched…I threw out my book idea for one agent and two publishing houses.

The pitch sounded much different than the one I posted earlier. It was simple, but direct. Want to know what I said?

“Hi nice to meet you, I am Angela Mackey. I am writing a non-fiction Christian book titled Difficult to Conceive: A Godly Perspective for the Road Ahead. It offers infertile women hope, encouragement and direction. It also provides practical strategies for facing the faith crises that come with infertility….”

That was my elevator pitch…In my fifteen minute meetings I had time to discuss why I was qualified to write this book including my marital status, size of my family, and how two were in-vitro babies. Then I discussed the market I am trying to reach, what is currently out there on the market, and finally specifics of how my book is set up.

Guess what? All three of them accepted my book proposal. Not only that, but all three were touched by infertility in some way, so they understood the need for a book like mine. There were two other agents and six other editors from publishing houses, but God saw fit that the people I met with knew infertility. Only God could have ordained those meetings. AMAZING!

God has blessed this broken stumbling woman. He wants me to partner with Him to do something that matters for eternity. I spent time on my face in my hotel room for this opportunity. It is only the first step, but it is a step none-the-less.

Now what? Well, I wait. I wait to hear if the agent would like to represent me or if either publishing house wants to offer me a book deal or if I get an offer from all three.

“I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in His word I put my hope.” Psalm 130:5

I have never been all that great at waiting. But I have tremendous peace as I wait. Peace because I obeyed God and did His will. Now the results are up to Him and I trust His ways are best. So I wait.

Are you waiting for God? I would love to pray with and for you as you wait. Let me know how I can pray for you.

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5 Responses to The Pitch Report

  1. Hey Angela, I know how exciting that is. My book Beside the Empty Cradle: Finding Peace with Childlessness, came out June 1, with Beacon Hill. I was amazed when they wanted the proposal, and even more amazed when they offered a contract. 

    It is truly our time. People aren’t so afraid to talk about it anymore. I will be praying that you get a contract on your book very soon. No one can write these books unless they have walked this road, and in the Christian Market there just isn’t enough help from one another out there. Once you get your contract and finish your book, if you need an endorsement please feel free to let me know. In the mean time, you can find mine at http://www.facebook.com/besidetheemptycradle or at http://www.besidetheemptycradle.com Blessings and joy to you. I enjoy your blog. 

  2. Ashley Wells says:

    Wow! That is wonderful. Glory to God!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Awesome to see God working, Miss Angela!  Praying for your continued opportunity to serve Him.

  4. Gillian says:

    Hi that is awesome! I will continue to pray for you and ask that you pray for me as I wait on God too. Mine is a similar situation to yours, I feel led by God to perhaps enter the writing/speaking world – well at least that’s what I think it is, I’m still waiting on clarification. Can you please pray for patience for me too? And I would love to have a copy of your book when it is done as my friend is currently struggling with fertility treatments! Blessings xx

    • Anonymous says:

      Gillian,
      God will guide and direct you. I am praying that you look and listen to His promptings. Blessings.

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