I did it. I sent my query last week to two agents. Am I nervous? Oh yeah. I haven't heard back from either of them. I don't know if that means their busy and haven't got to it OR maybe, just maybe, I have a shot. So I feel a lot like the guy in the kayak. What's been your querying experience?
How do you cope while waiting to hear from agents/publishers?
Understanding Industry & Marketing
Who's Buying Your Book and What Are You Going to Do About It? @ Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.
Is There Gold in Your Backlist? Self-publish to Find Out @ Alan Rinzler.
This is My Shocked Face @ Pimp My Novel.
A Defense of Traditional Publishing: Part 5 @ The Steve Laube Agency.
Asking a Published Author to Read Your Work @ Rachelle Gardner.
Do You Really Need an Author Blog If You're on Facebook or Twitter? @ Writer Unboxed.
Getting Published Is All That Matters--Not Always...@ Babbles from Scott Eagan.
Getting Back to Speed (Query do's and don'ts) @ KT Literary.
How to Format a Query Sent by Email @ Janet Reid.
Multi-Book Contracts @ Rachelle Gardner.
Word Count @ BookEnds.
Online Presence and Editors and Agents @ Babbles from Scott Eagan.
Interiority vs Telling @ Kidlit.
Resist the Urge to Explain @ The Blood-Red Pencil.
Introducing...the Character Traits Thesaurus @ The Bookshelf Muse.
Building a World from the Ground Up @ Mystery Writing is Murder.
The Scope of the Conflict @ TalkToYoUniverse.
Straight Dope on Semicolons @ My Daytime Drama.
The Case for Putting a Manuscript in the Drawer @ Nathan Bransford.
The Beginning and the End @ The Blood-Red Pencil.
Real Life Diagnostics: POV and Openings @ The Other Side of the Story.
Re-envisioning a Scene Without Rewriting It @ TalkToYoUniverse.
Pace Yourself @ Seekerville.
Advice for Writers Who Want to Be Published @ Adventures in Children's Publishing.
New Agent Alert: Susan Finesman of Fine Literary @ Guide to Literary Agents.
New Agent Alert: Jeff Ourvan of the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency @ Guide to Literary Agents.
The Hunger Games: Barbie Edition @ youtube.
Friday Funnies @ Pub Rants. (Once upon a time I was in love with Erik Estrada. He's still hot and funny.)