Writing is hard. Putting yourself out there on the internet is harder. I want to encourage you to not worry too much about not winning one of these critiques and instead strongly urge you to connect with each other. We 2016 mentees are nothing special–just someone happened to love our words enough to take us on. Most of us fight impostor syndrome every day.
You can bounce ideas just as easily off one another as us. Find someone in your genre and exchange. The beauty of Pitch Wars is not being ‘chosen’ but sharpening one another & spurring on a fellow writer, and you can do that for someone, now! This is not ‘pre-PW’, but a random rafflecopter drawing that happened to get a lot of buzz. YOU are the ones who can make a difference in someone else’s book.
Here’s a few other words of encouragement that might be helpful.
And finally, some wise words from a PW Mentor…