Getting Gone Going
I can’t even remember the last time I sent out a query letter. I think it was back in 07. Hell it was in a video I did. (see below)
So today after getting a slice of pizza I walked down to Borders and sat with the computer and a copy of 2 giant books.
I then spent a few hours just typing in information into an Excel spreadsheet and created myself a little form with the agencies info, contact, email, URL etc. as well as my own progress fields: Query sent, response, synopsis/manuscript sent, etc. These latter fields all to correspond to dates on which these hopeful events will have happened.
So now after retooling my query letter, updating the bio paragraph I’m ready to start sending query letters out to potential agents again.
Sometimes you just have to get sick and tired of doing nothing and nothing happening, and that’s where I’m at. I’ve been so busy with my job and videos that I haven’t done a damn thing. The thing is I want to know that I tried. If I try and fail, then I can blame the system, the people, the publishing world. But if I do nothing, and it get me nowhere then that’s my fault.
So back to trying.
While I’m doing all this, organizing all this, I’m thinking once I’ve sent off all the letters I’ll create a page or pages on here with all the agent info. I know it’s all probably out there a million times, but why shouldn’t it be here.
So look for that. and here’s the video I referenced at the beginning.
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