Friday, February 10, 2012

Agent Query Tips

I am 67 pages away from my latest round of revisions on Dark Waters, and so obviously I'm thinking queries. Well, lets be honest. I've been thinking queries since I finished my first rough draft on my very first manuscript a couple years ago. And I've written some queries too. I don't even know how many. But this time I'm REALLY thinking queries. After this round of revisions (I think it's my 4th or 5th round), I have to go back and do a search for "was" and "ly" words to kill them. And then one more read through to make sure the story sparkles. That means I'm really close to ready.

With that in mind, I saw this and wanted to share it with blog-world friends. Why? Because she says something about query writing that I've never heard or read before. I'll give you a hint. It has to do with your first 30 pages. Okay, see for yourself.



  1. Yay for being so close to done! Looks like you'll make your February "deadline." And thanks for sharing the tips...I've been thinking a lot about queries recently too.

  2. I'm so happy that you're getting close to being done with your next revision! These tips are great! The 30 page thing is new. Can't wait to try these out... after my next revision is done. :) Thank you for sharing!

  3. Wow, you're close! Soon it'll be onto the querying, so good luck!

    Also, these are great query tips. I read her blog, which is definitely worth a writer's time to check out. Great suggestion about how to do the mini-synopsis!