Saturday, May 31, 2014

PitchMAS in July 2014, or, Life is a bitch.

Jessa Russo and I have thrown 3 PitchMAS contests since December 2012, and we’d planned on continuing with the December/July format. Unfortunately, my mum is ill. We’ve known about her congestive heart failure for a while, but weren’t expecting her to need surgery for a few years. Unfortunately, her health has deteriorated to the point they’ve moved her surgery up first to July, and now June. In two weeks I’ll be going over there to be with her for the open heart surgery, and to help her recover. I’ll be gone for five weeks.

Because she is in England, and I am in Canada, this is a huge upheaval at the best of times. I have no idea how much help my mum is going to need, but I know she will need a lot of care and time. I haven’t seen her in about two years, and while it will be challenging, I am glad to get to spend some time with her.

The bad news, is that this year’s PitchMAS in July is cancelled. My mum needs my full attention, and I can't split my focus on a pitch contest during this period. 

We are so sorry that we’re unable to continue as planned, but this was unexpected for all of us.

We are planning December’s PitchMAS, so please stay tuned for that. We’re sorry for any inconvenience, but we wish you well with your writing journey. There are other opportunities out there, and like I said, we will definitely be back in December for our main event. PitchMAS in July was a bonus contest, and one we intend to continue in future years.

Tamara Mataya
AKA. Feaky Snucker