Thursday, January 6, 2011

Query letter...DONE!

Just an update. My query letter is officially ready to send out. My novel, however...well, I decided to add a last minute scene. It's not a make it or break it scene for the novel as a whole, but a scene that is very befitting and would be somewhat expected of the MC. I absolutely love this scene and how it's working out. So, I will finish editing/revising it, send it to betas to have a look and then it will be pretty much done. I am still going through and fixing little sentences here and there, but at this point I know I am getting nit-picky and have to be careful not to let myself get ridiculously caught up in that kind of thing. The novel is pretty solid I feel and I'm excited to share this story with others. I'm also working on the synopsis (another form of torture), but since there are many agents who don't ask for them, I might just begin querying to those agents while I finish working on it. Therefore, that means that I might actually be querying very close to the goal I set for myself (mid-Jan). It might be one week more, depending on when I get feedback from BETAs and what comments/suggestions they make, but man am I close. Now where did I put that bottle of Kendall Jackson? Oh, wait a minute, I haven't had any since my girls were born almost 5 years ago. Aack. Time for that to change :-)

Melanie + Merlot = Calm nerves

:-)

11 comments:

  1. Good to read this post. Go you. You kept at it and got the query ready to go. Fantastic job. Teleporting you some homemade everything bagels, now.

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  2. Aack! Love me my bagels!! You can't be an official NY'er and not love bagels. Ha. Thanks Whisk. And thanks for the continued support. I know I haven't been over to your blog in a couple of weeks, but I will get back to reading and commenting on everyone's blogs as soon as I finish what I need to do. Promise. Hope you are well and I hope your holidays were wonderful.

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  3. Congrats, Mel! Finishing the query letter is a huge milestone in itself. Super good luck with the next stage of the process!

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  4. Excellent news and congratulations!!

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  5. Excellent news, Mel! I started my synopsis last night. Didn't get very far. Man that thing is tough. Good luck with your revisions!

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  6. Yay Mel! Good luck! I've got my fingers crossed for you. ;)

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  7. Thanks, Michelle! Hugs, mama :-) Hope everything is going well for you. Almost done with my stuff, and then it's all about you. :-)

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  8. I foolishly put mine in another round of query hell and got pummeled. And then I posted the verbal pitch I've been working on and got, "Use that!" With some caveats. So you're never truly finished! Bwa ha ha ha!

    Okay, got that out of my system. Glad things are going well and on schedule for you, and I'll be sending good wishes your way.

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  9. That's quite alright by me. Writing and doing all that you're doing is important. These blog things, they can wait.

    Congrats again.

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  10. Congratulations on perfecting your query letter! Woo hoo! Query letters are SO HARD to write, so this really is a huge accomplishment.

    I'm cheering for you!

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