I'm on the submission trail again. Over on QueryTracker*, I'm working through the list of agents that represent suspense - prioritizing who gets queries in what order, and who I'm not going to query because they're not a good fit. 200 agents. Tonight I got through page 4, which means 160 down and 40 to go. I had planned on not querying any of them until Monday, but I found two today that seemed like such a good fit, I couldn't help but shoot queries right off to them.
I'll get those other 4 done tomorrow morning and then set it all aside so I can get some re-writing done on RTL.
And maybe talk the husband into a drive somewhere or a walk or something.
Monday, I'll pare down the top half of the agents and send out queries to a select group of those. More a day or two after that, and so on, until I get a nibble or I feel like I need to re-adjust my query. (Not again, please for the sake of all that's holy, not again.)
What am I querying? Dying Embers. It's gotten some positive nibbles in the past, but I always just wimped out after too-few rejections. This time I'm gonna ride that horse until she drops, and then I'm going to drag the carcass across the finish line. This sucker will be published if I have to do it my own goddamned self. So there. Everyone who's read it loved it - and they weren't even family. Some of them were even published authors. Double so there. =op
Yeah, I'm feeling a little immature and bratty tonight. You wanna make somethin' of it**?
Have a great weekend, if I don't see ya around the webs.
*If you don't use QueryTracker, you really should try it. And if you try it and like it, it's worth paying for the premium membership. Seriously worth it.
** All in jest, I assure you. Which just underscores the fact that I am full of
Definitely saucy, B.E.! Good on you - go for it. And might I suggest you check out: http://quick-brown-fox-canada.blogspot.ca/ ? He lists new agents, agents looking for clients, etc. A couple of days ago he announced information on a new agency headed up by Laurie McLean with 5 agents all looking for clients.ReplyDelete
Good luck. And have a great weekend :)
I saw that Laurie McLean was with a new agency and they're looking for clients. She's on the list. Still, I'll head on over to Quick Brown Fox and see what they've got going on. Thanks, Janet! I hope you have a great weekend, too. =o)ReplyDelete
I think you need to have an attitude to query agents lol. Not too much of one, of course, but you've gotta be tough to take the rejections--and play the waiting game.ReplyDelete
Good luck! I hope you have a nice weekend =)
Yay, go you! You can do it!ReplyDelete
Re:...and then I'm going to drag the carcass across the finish line.ReplyDelete
ROTFL! That's the spirit. I've dragged many a carcass in my time. Sometimes that's the only way to get things done.