Thursday, December 28, 2006

Ready to go

I have all of the new queries, synopsis, and sample chapters packaged up and addressed. As soon as everyone's schedules return to normal, I will send them out. Hopefully, I will get some positive feedback.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Synopsis revision

I really dreaded this. I was afraid I would need to rewrite the entire synopsis but was very glad to get by with only a few changes. Now . . . The query has been reworked, the synopsis tweaked, and the first three chapters reviewed. I think it is ready to be submitted. I'll get it all printed out today, but plan to wait until the end of next week to send it out.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Query revision

I have spent endless hours pouring over agent websites searching for the best fits for my ms. My query has been nitpicked, poor thing, until I can't think of any other way to improve it. It is my hope to bombard my revamped agent list with the reconstructed query letter the first part of January. I am still waiting to hear from one agent who did ask for a partial with the old query, but I might as well prepare for more submissions. Next item on my checklist--synopsis revision.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Hooks

After endless attempts to get a pristine hook developed, I think I have it. The main thing I need to remember is to isolate a pivotal point in the book. State the immediacy of it in one statement. Then decide the outcome of that circumstance. Focus on one thing/person and use action when describing it. Always think, 'back of the book'. I might get this down after all.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Here goes nothing!

I thought I would create a blog to organize my writing contacts. This is also a good place to help me stay focused. I hope to update regularly with fleeting thoughts and ideas. We'll see how I do.