Well, it’s been 16 days since I did my pitch for The Corporate Whore of Babylon. What did I expect to get out of this? Mostly a chance to bolster my confidence, but also a chance to see my book be either made into a movie or even a made-for-television film.
Well, allow me to give a brief presentation of what I received. There were 8 tables at which I had to give my pitch within 2 minutes. When I received a total of ten (?!) reviews, I was a bit surprised. However, within my heart of hearts, what I received was not too surprising (we were even told that our first attempt might not get any results). So it was with great reluctance, and a bit of fear, that I downloaded my reviews. The first one was fairly encouraging in that I scored high in the category of Originality. I was very happy to see that, but I was surprised that the reviewer did not list what Category of Media my book would be good for. Unfortunately, this first review was the best that I could hope for. There was one that suggested it as a movie, and another as a series, however, the most consistent comment that I received was: Not what our company is looking for at this time.
With all of this said, do I really think that the whole experience was worthwhile? I suppose that I could lie and say that it was an exciting adventure and that I am eternally grateful for the opportunity, or I could be bitter and say that it was a waste of time and money