One of my main reasons for wanting to go to the RNA's summer conference is the opportunity to pitch to a M&B editor. But recently I've started having early symptoms of pitching terror. It's only starting with a vague sense of unease that my one chance of making an impression could be a total and utter disaster but it promises to steadily progress to severe stage fright/full-on panic attack proportions.
You see I could write a pitch, no problem, but thinking about saying it makes my mind go blank.
I might have found a hope of a cure though - Laurie Campbell has written a really useful pitching guide which I plan to study and cling to like a life saver ;-)
Any advice from anyone who's pitched before? How did you survive and how useful was the experience?