Mer, rhymes with bear (merriehaskell) wrote,
Mer, rhymes with bear
merriehaskell

I guess the query letter is okay, then.

Thanks to dendrophilous, gwynnega, ktsparrow, fiction_theory, tinaconnelly, sartorias and stillnotbored, I managed to get together a query letter that has, apparently, done at least part of its job at least once. An agent emailed me to ask for a partial last night.

I'm stoked, obviously, and for the obvious reasons, because as far as I've yet to go, it means I've come far already. And because, as I said, it means the query works okay. It could probably be better. But it's at least good enough to get the door wedged open enough so that the actual book can do some of the talking. Which is kind of important.

(I was pretty worried that I'd only be able to write "gaugh" queries and that my work would remain unseen forever.)

So. One hurdle cleared. Onward. Thanks again, folks.
Tags: droppin' usernames like hamiltons, writing: agent hunt
Subscribe

  • Pursuant to my pep-talk yesterday...

    Had crazy editing dreams all night long. Here's a hilarious thing I wrote a few months ago: "I tend to feel a little let down at the end of a…

  • I know why people give up

    I know why people give up. I know why people fear success. I know why people with buckets of talent don't finish stories (or drawings or songs or…

  • Personal Pep Talk

    Look, you. I understand you're scared. That you don't think you can possibly write two interesting books for this market in a row. That the first one…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 12 comments

  • Pursuant to my pep-talk yesterday...

    Had crazy editing dreams all night long. Here's a hilarious thing I wrote a few months ago: "I tend to feel a little let down at the end of a…

  • I know why people give up

    I know why people give up. I know why people fear success. I know why people with buckets of talent don't finish stories (or drawings or songs or…

  • Personal Pep Talk

    Look, you. I understand you're scared. That you don't think you can possibly write two interesting books for this market in a row. That the first one…