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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tuesday Query: It's true...I did it!

Today I looked fear in the face and laughed.

Today I jumped in with both feet and sent out six queries regarding my young adult novel.  After the manuscript made it to the top 25 in the NAESP book of year contest I pinned my hopes on winning that bad boy!

Then I felt a little crushed when it didn't get any further.

Today, I decided that top 25 is pretty damn good and I'm not going to be afraid to continue to pursue this.  Today, I sent a query letter to six different literary agents in hopes that one of them might want to see more of the book.

I will keep you posted on the process.  I am going to try to send out some feelers once a week until I start getting some feedback.

Here's hoping someone picks up the book before my 40th birthday at the end of July!

The dream is not dead.

6 random thoughts:

Kristie Maynard said...

Congrats on taking this step. I hope you hear back something positive very soon.

becca said...

that's awesome keep going

Pish Posh said...

HECK YA!! That's way awesome!! Good for you and yes, that is what I was thinking, top 25 rocks. And yes keep going keep going!! So proud of you!!

Jon, the blogger formerly known as DeepBlue said...

There is no other way, my dear. You'll need to knock at one hundred doors before one opens.

And don't take criticism too personnally but use it as a mean to understand what the industry is looking for and then try to find ways to slalom around it.

Good luck. Can't wait for the day I'll be holding your book in my hands! :)

Hugs
Jon

Mitchell is Moving said...

Yes! You are an inspiration!

Jenners said...

Yay for you!!!! Keeping fingers crossed.

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