Friday, October 22, 2010

Query and Thanks

I'm getting ready to query. I've been polishing my letter, and after some fairly major changes (thanks to an amazing critique by Carrie Harris), I was wanting some feedback.

Disgruntled Bear happened to be offering query critiques last week, and I snuck mine in just in time. I wanted to thank her for all the time she's generously giving to do this. VERY nice of her! If you're curious or feeling generous with your time, I'd love to hear what you think. My critiqued query is here. :)

Also, I recently won an Animal Encyclopedia from Connie Arnold

She has a new book coming out called Animal Sound Mix-up. I wanted to thank her for the beautiful book I received in the mail yesterday. Can't wait to read it with my kids. :)

Hope you all have a great weekend!

21 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Oh, my daughter would love that book. I'll have to check it out. :D

My query's changed so many times, I hardly recognize it anymore. Hopefully that's a good thing.:D

Stina Lindenblatt said...

PS who's the author of the book?

Christina Lee said...

Good luck on querying, girl! fingers crossed!

Joanne said...

Querying is a very exciting time ... Sending good wishes your way, keep us posted!

Terri Tiffany said...

She did great!! Just a few tweaks here and there can help.
Question? Is your word count appropriate for the kind of book?

Laurel said...

I like your rewrite so much more--the emphasis on Bob. Good luck with querying!

KarenG said...

What did we ever do before the internet, where we can meet so many awesome writer friends and helpers???

Wishing you much success as you query!

Lisa_Gibson said...

Terrific query! I think it sounds great. I remember it from writeoncon as well. :) Best of luck!
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

Amie Kaufman said...

Karen's right, I'd hate to imagine doing all this without the internet. Good luck with the querying!

Raquel Byrnes said...

Good luck with your query!

Jill Kemerer said...

Good luck querying and congrats on the awesome animal book! Woo-hoo!

Lenny Lee! said...

hi miss janet! hooray for you getting ready to be a queryer. i hope you get lot and lots of agents wanting your book. that a really neat book you won from miss connie. her animal mix up book is soooo fun. ha ha. i hope you have a real nice weekend.
...hugs from lenny

Melissa said...

Fantastic query!!! Good luck!

Kenda said...

Best of luck as you send out your query--hope you get good news soon! Doesn't it feel good to get to this stage?

Connie Arnold said...

Best wishes with your query, Janet! I'm glad you received the Animal Encyclopedia and hope it is well enjoyed. I especially hope your kids like Animal Sound Mix-up and you all have a great weekend too!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Good luck with the querying...Stay organized. :) Congratulations on winning Connie's contest....

Guinevere said...

I love your query! The story and voice are very clearly presented - and it sounds like a book I really want to read, something fresh and original.

The only thing I wonder about is, maybe the book itself is a little long? I think it's harder as a debut novelist to sell a book over 100k, and that's especially long for a YA novel. Of course, there are longer YA novels out there and doing wonderfully - it all depends on whether there's extra in your novel that can be trimmed down or if it's all essential. Just a thought!

Jen Daiker said...

What an adorable book, congrats on the win!!!

Yay for great query help! I'm so excited! Can't wait to hear when it's out in the world waiting to be taken by someone who is sure to fall in love :)

Missed Periods said...

The book sounds great. Also, I agree with the query critiques. Best of luck. Keep us posted.

Medeia Sharif said...

Good luck with the querying. The tweaks are awesome. I remember doing edits on my queries. A few minor changes made all the difference.

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