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E-mail was not my friend this morning.
Remember the agent who requested more of my MS a couple of weeks ago? Rejected. After careful consideration, they decided it wasn’t right for their agency.
Sounds like a pretty standard rejection, I suppose.
However, there was also an encouraging note.
A very cute concept but this didn’t feel big enough to be single-title for me. Good luck with this project.
So it would seem (though I don’t recall seeing this in their submission info) that they only represent single-title manuscripts. I’ll definitely submit the query on “Blind Date Bride” once I work it up.
Guess I’d better get busy on that, eh?
Since I launched “Operation Treat Writing Like a Day Job,” I’ve been productive … very productive … more productive than I was most of last year.
I wrote a couple thousand words on Meg & Matt’s story and sent out three more query letters.
There’s room for improvement, of course. I only logged a word count on four of the last seven days.
I’ll try to improve on that number this week. I also have some prep to do for our NARWA board meeting this Thursday.
I also need to start getting ready for my talk on dialogue at our next regular meeting. I’m a little worried about that — I know what good dialogue sounds like, but I’m not quite sure how to go about explaining it to other people.
I sense some research coming on! 😀
This is going to be a quick check-in because I’m still coming down with a cold and feel miserable. I can’t breathe normally and my throat is developing a tickle. I detest being sick!
I met Kelly at Barnes & Noble this afternoon to hand off “Blind Date Bride.”
While I was there, I decided to stay and write for a while before I headed in to work. I added about 500 more words to Meg & Matt’s still-untitled story. (Must work on that!)
My task for “Operation Treat Writing Like a Day Job” today? Query letters.
I sent out 3 more e-queries this morning. Unlike last week, no responses awaited me at the end of the day. But that’s OK. I didn’t expect them to.
Not sure what’s on the list for Saturday. Perhaps some writing on Meg & Matt. Then again, maybe not. I may have more pressing matters to attend to.
Once I got to the office this afternoon, it hit me: I’m going to need a synopsis and query letter for “Blind Date Bride.”
However, since I just finished the first draft, I’m wondering if I should wait. I’ve read it through a couple of times and still like it just the way it is … perhaps it’s time to wait for some outside feedback.
Queries and synopses are not my favorite things to write. Anyone out there really like doing them?