One of the cards in my tarot reading from last week was about approaching literary agents. That card was the Eight of Wands, and in the spread it was reversed so the wands looked like the wands were comets headed skywards. Anya and I both thought it was a “get on with it already!” kind of card, and so I decided to start sending out query letters a bit earlier than I’d planned.
I’ve had my query letter ready for awhile now, I finally came up with a decent synopsis (it’s hard to synopsize something that’s non-linear) and the manuscript has been polished to a high shine. I’ve done my research, I’m ready to move on to the querying stage of the game.
I was going to start sending queries out at the end of the week or so, and instead I tried to start sending them yesterday.
That didn’t work.
I kept encountering formatting snafus and little problem after little problem, so I abandoned the idea of the Monday querying and instead got myself super-organized. Went over my manuscript again, proofread all my letters, basically got everything ready to go today, because Tuesdays are Zeus’s day. Or something.
Anyway, I sent my first batch of queries out at 10am this morning.
I had a request for a partial manuscript & synopsis and another for a full in about half an hour.
Two hours later I got another request for a full.
I thought this process was supposed to be slow? I really didn’t expect such quick responses. I am surprised and giddy and nervous and excited and I keep making high-pitched noises that frighten the cats.
So, yeah, we’ll see what happens from here. Eep.
Kristinkay · June 2, 2009 at 3:02 pm
Erin, that is so incredibly exciting!! Can’t wait to hear what happens!
pescana · June 2, 2009 at 10:50 pm
I am thrilled for you! That’s an awesome response, and I know you put a ton of work into querying. Clearly worth it!
ainsley · June 2, 2009 at 11:28 pm
Rock on! That is tremendously fabulous, and I’m looking forward to reading about how much everyone loves the book (because you created it, how could they not?).
kimmi · June 3, 2009 at 9:53 am
Good luck, sweetie.
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