Friday, December 5, 2008

Query Wars

Lately it seems I've been sending them out, but not getting them in. I'm beginning to wonder if my e-mail address is hitting the spamguards and getting chucked to the spam box. Ironically, the snail mail SASES come back sooner than the e-mail.

Just in case you haven't begun formulating your query, here are a few good links.

Seekers- Make sure to read this post and the next day's. They're both very informative.

Miss Snark-She's always a good read. This particular post deals with one of the most important things about your query letter.

Janet Reid-And this is from the agent herself. Can you believe it? I'll definitely take this advice. LOL

Rachelle Gardner- She posted this very recently, just like the Seekers. It's good to know that in the end, it's the story (and all it entails) that ultimately hooks the agent.

Charlotte Dillon- More samples of real queries that sold the story.

And there's tons more info all over the net. Are any of you in the query stage yet? Written a bad one? A good one? I'd love to hear how it's going for you. As for me, since I'm not getting any bites I'm starting to think I may need to rewrite my query.

Check out Susan's blog for a chance to win a free book!


So, is anyone going to the ACFW meeting in Tampa on Saturday? Let me know. I'd love to meet someone I "know" in person. :-)

8 comments:

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jessica -

Thanks for the link!

Yeah, everyone is talking about query letters. LOL! I just did a Friday Round-Up post scheduled a week or so out referencing the same subject.

Have a great weekend! I'd love to meet you in person, but it's a little far for a day trip. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Kristen Painter said...

I'm about 2.5 hours from Tampa, but already obligated for the day. Too bad, I'd love to meet you!

Jessica said...

Well, I'd love to meet you guys!
:-)
Yeah, since the query advice seemed to be everywhere I thought I'd join the club. LOL
Especially since mine may need work. *cringing here*

revolutionaire. said...

Hey Jessica,

I posted a blog called 'winner, winner, chicken dinner' yesterday. It's one of those 'list seven things about yourself' blogs. But the rules included tagging seven other people.

I know your blog is primarily writing related, but what if you listened seven things about you and your writing that I probably don't know?

:)

I'd certainly be interested in reading, and by the looks of things, you have some supportive readers who also might be interested. :)

Sarah said...

Wow, I take a break from blogging for a few weeks and I come back to find a brand new picture and 75% of your WIP finished! Congratulations, and what a sweet pic of you and your hubby!

Amy Deardon said...

Thanks for the links and advice :-)

Jessica said...

Haha, Sarah :-) Percentage looks big but in reality I probably didn't get a whole lot of writing done.
I'm so glad Chris is doing well.

Jessica said...

Hi Amy,
Thanks for stopping by. Your name looks so familiar :-) I'm fixing to visit your blog.