Let the Queries Begin!

Another milestone in this topsy-turvy world of publishing has been reached: I submitted my first query letter to an agent!

This process is exhilarating and frustrating all at the same time.  There were two steps involved: writing the query letter and researching agents.

Writing the query letter took some time because I wanted to be sure the wording was just right.  Let me tell you, I didn’t think I could possibly become more intimate with my book until I had to condense over 48,000 words into a single page.  I wanted to pull. my. hair. out. Completely.

But I didn’t.

The next step was going through the Writer’s Market book to find agents.  I made a list of ones I felt would be a good fit and looked through their websites.

Ugh.

Several of the ones I was most excited about are now closed to submissions.  But I persevered.  Four of the eleven I picked are open for submissions and seem to be a good fit for my novel.

Prince was singing Cream in the background and giving me confidence as I followed the query guidelines and hit the ‘submit’ button for each one.

Now I wait.

And continue to write the outline for the second novel in the series.

There’s one agent that I really hope picks up my novel.  I really think she and I would work well together.  But in the end, I know that the agent I end up with will be the one for me. In the meantime, I just keep taking daily, tiny, consistent steps toward my goal.

Until  next time!

1 Reply on “Let the Queries Begin!

  1. SO Proud of you! You’ve inspired me to make changes to get to my goals again. Love you bestie! Good LUCK!! I know you will hear positive things!!

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