Friday, May 20, 2011

This Week in the Writing World...May 20

by Brooke Favero

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.
This is My Shocked Face @ Pimp My Novel.

Querying
Difficult Conversations: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 @ Rachelle Gardner.
Multi-Book Contracts @ Rachelle Gardner.
Word Count @ BookEnds.
Online Presence and Editors and Agents @ Babbles from Scott Eagan.

Crafting
Resist the Urge to Explain @ The Blood-Red Pencil.
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 Beginning and the End @ The Blood-Red Pencil.
Real Life Diagnostics: POV and Openings @ The Other Side of the Story.
Pace Yourself @ Seekerville.
Advice for Writers Who Want to Be Published @ Adventures in Children's Publishing.

New Agent

Laughs
Friday Funnies @ Pub Rants. (Once upon a time I was in love with Erik Estrada. He's still hot and funny.)

1 comment:

Dean K Miller said...

Brooke: Keeping fingers crossed and prayers said for a good result for you. What a great photo to accompany your post. Too bad it's not the other way around...with you being the shark and the agents being in the kayak.

So far my only coping skill has been avoidance. I'm looking forward to the moment ahead. It'll be a great excuse to do something different.

Good Luck!

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