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Okie dokie. I decided it’s about time that I send my query letters to agents to get my book published.

For those of you who don’t obsess over these literary things, a query letter is basically a letter to an agent (who sells your book) that “I’m a really good writer and i’m funny and have a good story that’s interesting that you should read and sell for me” without ACTUALLY SAYING ANY OF THAT.

Yeah, not as easy as it sounds. I’ve been re-writing the letters, going to writing message boards and submitting it to have the masses tell me it sucks or is too wordy or “Huh, this sounds like it’s a wonderful life!”

I think tonight I might even send one off. Get the ball rolling. I’m so nervous. I wonder if the book is ready. ACK!

5 Comments

  1. Ewwww….the queries. Good luck with it! I obsessed over them myself – still do, always will – and it’s never a pleasant situation until you receive that positive response. (And you will….) Just think of it as a stepping stone on to bigger and better stressors.

    Comment by Jenni — 11/3/2003 @ 10:59 am

  2. Good luck with that! I hope to be facing the same problem in the next year.

    “Query” sounds so gay.

    Comment by Texas T-Bone — 11/3/2003 @ 11:23 am

  3. Crossing my fingers for you! But yeah, you need to get the ball rolling, girl. I’m ready to read the whole book!

    Comment by Allison — 11/3/2003 @ 11:48 am

  4. I’m ashamed to say I don’t know this, but at what point should you be sending queries?

    After the whole book is written? The first few chapters? When you first have the concept and the basic structure?

    I’m in the very initial research stages of a book and figured since I check out your blog every day, I’d go ahead and see if you might be able to give me a little guidance.

    Thanks SJ.

    Take care.

    Comment by Joe — 2/8/2004 @ 10:42 pm

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