I didn’t want to talk to him, but I didn’t want to be rude. I thought of turning off my light, but decided that would be too obvious. “How are you?” I asked.
“I thought you might want to come over,” he said. It was midnight.
“It’s late,” I said.
“Hey, if you come over right now, I promise you’ll be asleep in 30 minutes,” he said.
If you want to sell your book or your art, you’ve got to make a pitch. Why should anyone plop down their money on your work? Some people say they won’t sell out, but does sell have to mean sell out? Where is that line? How do you pitch and not sound like a jerk?