Thursday, April 21, 2011

17 agents in one day *gasp*

17 agents.  *GASP* While all my friends are busy playing golf, hanging out at Borders, or just relaxing over spring break, I have spent my entire Thursday querying agents.  Where do I even begin?
Probably a difficult thing to accept when querying is that every time you tell somebody you know "Oh, I'm querying agents" their response is almost always "Uhh I have no idea what you're talking about."  One would think I would eventually realize this, but somehow I never remember.  I can't tell you how many times I had to explain what I was doing to the people I spoke with.  Even after explaining, I don't think they truly understood what I was doing and the importance of it for my book's future --and my own as well.
Nonetheless, after countless hours of searching, checking, writing, editing, and emailing I have queried 17 different agents.  So that leaves me with how many tomorrow...?  For those of you who haven't started querying, have taken a break from querying, or are in the middle of the madness right now... here's how I get through it all:

  • Turn up the music (hello Kenny Chesney & Seether.  Come on, you have to have different kind of music so you don't bore yourself)
  • Starbucks? :)  If you can go out to Starbucks and buy coffee, why wouldn't you?  It'll keep you awake through it all
  • Journal & pen at the ready!
Other than that, it's just being fully focused and keeping your cat *cough cough* off of your journal.
No one said this road was going to be easy, so all we can do is take it one step at a time.  And all the while we need to keep our fingers crossed because who knows, maybe that will help.
All I know for certain is I'm calling it a day with querying.  For the remainder of my day I think I will be editing Cursed with Power.
Happy querying all! *falls over*
Cursed with Power
Power, love, hearbreak...
Violence, screaming, blood...
His eyes rolled back into his head.  I had done this.
You don't have to go anywhere to read the book.  Read it here. 

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New Life
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KarenG said...

Congratulations with your querying. 17 in one day is truly remarkable!

Josiphine said...

Keep us updated on what happens with it!

Ellie said...

OMG. That is a lot of querying! I'll be coming to you for advice when I finally finish my book; you'll be a pro!

Ellie Garratt

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