April 28, 2009

Here We Go

Sent out my first query for my book yesterday. Wow, that was nerve-wracking. Hovered my finger over the send button for almost a minute.

Originally I was going to send out 10 queries and keep that amount out there, but I just sent one. I think I need to test the waters before I go diving in. Last thing I want to do is hit up my ten dream agents with a crappy query and burn them off my list. Actually, I hope I don't do that at all, but losing one opportunity is way better than losing ten. Though I will be really disappointed if that happens, since this one is right at the top of my list.

I should probably leave it alone at this point, but I'm going to continue polishing my manuscript.

Between working on the next book, of course.


csmith said...

Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, best of luck! Your writing comes off as smart, so I bet you make an agent in no time.

BTW, it was so hard for me when I started that process that I stopped and decided to write a number of query letters and also work on variations (long and short) of my synopsis for a couple of weeks.

The more I explored this, the more I decided I didn't know enough or have enough confidence in this process to continue until I've explored it a whole lot more!

So, please, share your successes and hints, if you care to, for the rest of us.


Alicia Walker said...

I saw you left a comment on my blog, so of course I had to check out what you are up to.

If you got a 15% response on Nathan's query crazy experiment, I'm sure you'll get a few hits from real agents.

I think you are smart by taking the querying slow. I started out light a bolt of lightening, shooting mine to everyone right from the beginning. I've learned soooo much about what agents are looking for now, and wish I would have been more cautious.

I would say that your idea sounds intriguing, but you are going to get that word used a lot from agents. "Sounds intriguing..."

So I'll say...thrillarific! You won't hear that one:)