Monday, August 2, 2010

Guest Post on QueryTracker Blog!

I'm thrilled to be featured on the latest installment of the QueryTracker Blog.

It's just a short musing about querying too early, which, I admit, I did last Fall.  I started my MS, Wind, in April, 2009.  I typed the words, "The End", in August, and was so elated that I proceeded to query several choice agents (at least I did some homework-they were interested in seeing work in the YA Paranormal Romance genre).  My big mistake was that my MS wasn't polished.  It needed more work-a fair amount of work-I'm embarrassed to say.

Naturally, I experienced some rejection (I was asked for partials, which was encouraging, but not one full).  And so, it was back to the drawing board and, truth be told, I'm so glad.  My MS is now strong, well-written, and much more polished.  The only downside is that I can't go back and query those initial agents, but, that's okay; there are other fabulous agents out there, and they can be found all in one place-QueryTracker.

A big thank you to Mary Lindsay (SHATTERED SOULS (Philomel/Penguin) Fall 2011), who chose my work for the QueryTracker Blog.

Let me know what you think of my post!

1 comment:

Lydia Kang said...

I read your post, it was brilliant! Thanks for sharing your insight about premature querying.