COUNTING DOWN THE STORM (Temporarily Unavailable) A Novella by D. Ryan Leask
For two days the storm has taken over the city, and two people's lives. A man convinces himself that his life is worthless when his lover leaves him for another man. Alone and depressed, he allows his life to sink into the bowels of civilization. When a wife and mother discovers that her husband is having an affair she abandons logic and gives in to the perilous abyss of jealousy and revenge.
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Friday, January 25, 2013

PitMad -Why my novel was likely a tough sell.

I may as well hit myself over the head with a hammer…

 Writer of Serial Killer Series Kills his Agent, Editor and Publisher when they cancel his contract and ruin his career.

That was my pitch to #PitMad, looking at it now they likely think it is a joke post, or a threat but seriously, this is what my story is about.  Here is a little run down of it, not that anyone on the receiving end of #PitMad would go this far to find out more (They have likely all blocked my account by now :D)

Ed Putts is a writer, mildly successful, well, successful enough to pay the bills and write full time.  When his publisher is bought out by a Christian Focused publishing house his gory, sex filled novels no longer fit.  Neither his agent nor publisher have any interest in continuing their relationship with him.

Upon the termination of his contract he discovers that nothing he has written belongs to him and neither is his pen name.  He is an established writer but finds himself thrown back out into the publishing world without a recognizable name, a usable manuscript or an income.  He's fantasizing about murder, nothing new, but instead of writing it down he starts thinking about acting it out.  With a plethora of knowledge about committing and cover-up crimes he begins to believe that he is capable.  A scary encounter with a crazed fan that leads to her death solidifies his belief and he's certain that the only way to be able to get on with his life is to dispose of the three people who ruined it.

Obviously this wouldn't fit in 140 or less.  But here is a question, would this be too much for an agent or publisher to stomach?  Likely, but hell, this is my story, this came out of my brain, what could I do?

Thanks for Reading

Other attempted pitches:
He used to kill fictional characters with his pen,but since his writing career was destroyed his pen will no longer do the trick.  CF

 CF What happens when an Author of a series of gory novels about a prolific and careful serial killer has his career destroyed?

If he can’t release his lust for death through writing, there are always other ways, starting with those who killed his career.  CF

CF→ Imagine a killer whose blood lust is satiated by writing gore, now, imagine what that writer will do if he can no longer write?

No bites but my spidey senses tell me… I don't have spidey senses. Let's just say that I was a needle in a needle stack =)

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