Monday, July 7, 2008

I'm Chum in the Water and it's not so bad...

I'm off the site for a few days while Ms. Shark chews on the revision. It should be back up tomorrow or the next day. Take a look and let me know what you think. :)

Do you read Query Shark? If not, then let me give you the 411. Janet Reid, agent for FinePrint Literary is the blogger, the Shark and we are her chum, if you will.

You can email her your query letter and it may or may not be posted. If it’s posted she’ll critique it and others will comment. You can then revise and resend it you choose.

I love this!!! I know, all work is subjective and everyone has different opinions. And yes, it’s the query, not the synopsis, not the partial or a full. But really, this is such a great way to see what an agent thinks of the letter as well as others.

Why am I telling you this??? Because mine is up today (#51) and I’d love to know what you think. I’ve already received some fabulous feedback, both from the shark and from the commenter’s. Now that doesn’t mean that they all loved it. It means they gave me their thoughts, and I can work with those thoughts as I do the rewrite.

So, check it out, leave a comment on the post and/or come back here and leave a comment. I’d love to know what you think, good or bad.

Writing Wishes and Plotting Dreams,


Alyssa Goodnight said...

You are brave, girl! I went to look, but I think, somehow, it got deleted.

Good luck with it.

Vicki said...

Hey alyssa - it should be back up sometime this week (I think) when you revise she takes the letter down until she's finished with it (again). Janet sent me an email to let me know it would be back up.

It's a great way to see what an agent thinks of the query and what would make it stronger for her. And really to me the comments are good as well. Not that everyone got it or loved it, but it gives you an idea if the readers understood it.

Malicious Intent said...

Darn, you are gone and I am finally back! My computer is all better and I have even been working on a new site for someone.
Hope you had a good holiday!

Vicki said...

MI - I'm here, it's just been a very busy week, some good and some well...let's just say I'm glad the week is over. :)

I'm so glad your computer is better, it's not the same in the blog world without ya.

Hey, I love August Moon's site you're doing. I know you may make changes to it, but I've linked to it already. Very nice!!