More on queries!

To avoid incurring EPIC FAIL with your query, definitely read this post on Colleen Lindsay’s blog and all the links in it (even though I mentioned some of them before – read them again).

Somehow this makes me glad that I’m not at the stage of query-writing yet, so I have LOTS of time to research and polish my manuscript and then go bleed over it and polish it again. And again. But then again even your bestest and most-polishest manuscript is bound to fail if your query letter plain sucks. Ah, the hard truths of the publishing world. Isn’t it reassuring?

By the way, did I mention how I’d love to work in publishing despite the fact that I’d have to deal with epic query fails and the all-encompassing slushpile? Well, for now let’s just hope that Light will make it past all that 😉


4 Responses to “More on queries!”

  1. Colleen Lindsay Says:

    You might not love to work in publishing if you knew how little you’d get paid. Publishing is a Top Ramen profession, even when you get to the top.

  2. nymeria87 Says:

    Oh that too…talk about missplaced idealism 😉 But I know what you mean.

    Still, it’s an experience that I’d like to make, but then again I might just stick to being a High School teacher as I’m planning on anyway. Another underpaid profession, but not quite that drastic.

    Choices, choices…

  3. dfrucci Says:

    Thank god, I am no where near this level of querying. I look forward to it, but then again I don’t. Seems rather difficult, the damn query letter.

  4. nymeria87 Says:

    Wish I could tell you any different, but yeah, it is. All I can say is: research and agents’ blogs are your query’s best friends.

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