Tag Archives: queries

Shoulda Kept That New Year’s Resolution

I got my rejection back on that partial to an agent yesterday.  As I’d mentioned, I kind of expected it.  I like the book, but it doesn’t have any WOW factor.  It’s just a solid story.  But that’s not really … Continue reading

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Who Should You Query?

So you have a novel that you’ve written and it’s ready to go.  Now you’re wondering who to send it to. Well, today is your lucky day.  Because a new Tumblr just started that is fantastic: The Agent and Editor … Continue reading

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My Inbox is My Enemy

I don’t want to look at it, but I feel compelled to keep checking it.  Just in case… I try not to dwell on submission/rejection statistics here.  One, because it’s kind of depressing to do.  Two, because it doesn’t really … Continue reading

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Don’t query too soon

With the end of NaNo right around the corner, it’s time to talk about fighting urges.  In this case, the urge to rush right out and query your newly minted, shiny, pretty, tied-with-a-bow novel. You’ve worked and slaved on it … Continue reading

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A little query help

That thing I call a job is still demanding my attention, so just a few quick links from others on querying. First. agent Rachelle Gardner on Should You Send that Quick “Thank You” Email? She basically comes out on the … Continue reading

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How to drive yourself crazy while querying

I swore I wasn’t going to blog about the querying process, because I firmly believe in that whole “fake it ’til you make it” idea, so I didn’t want to document in detail my many little disappointments on the road … Continue reading

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That stomach dropping moment after you hit send

(As a random side note.  I’m not sure why, but at some point in time I developed the bad habit of wanting to spell stomach, stomache.  Not sure where it came from, but I have to consciously correct myself to … Continue reading

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Negotiating against yourself

As so frequently happens in life, I’m seeing a pattern between some disparate events that have occurred recently.  (This is what happens when I try to write a blog post before 7 AM.  I use words like disparate  and phrases … Continue reading

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Getting to the point…

The last few days on Absolute Write I’ve noticed something that’s started to annoy me. I don’t read every single post there.  It’s active enough that I could probably just sit in front of my computer all day and read … Continue reading

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To Write You Must Read

(Before I start – note to WordPress: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.  Last time I had problems logging in it was when they changed their main page to display cat photos.  Very pretty, but by the time someone gets … Continue reading

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