With editor Leah B done with her copyedits and going through my synopsis to try cutting out one page worth, I’ve taken the next step.
Tonight, at 8pm I went on Query Tracker, paid the Premium version and went through my agent query list. I found a few new agents. Altogether I have 51 agents on my main list. Sent out 21 of 35 queries. The others are closed for now. I’ll send out the other 15 later this week.
In other news, the donation for paying for an editor flopped. Only one friend donated $30, so I put that into my savings for the editor. After, I canceled the donation period only 20 days in out of the 72 days.
The other pride I had to swallow was to get back into the work force after seven years away reverting back to a teenager for a time to heal from all the hell I had been through for 35 years of my life. Since going back to work in retail I was able to save up the funds for editor Leah B. She did a wonderful job in copyedits. She found POVs I didn’t notice. One made me laugh, because how could I have missed that obvious issue? I love learning from my mistakes so I can be a better writing.
So, here I am relaxing listening to Enya on my computer as I type this entry.
Now the hard part, wait six weeks or more for replies from agents all the while I’m back into retail. However, once I get a notice from representation from an agent, I’ll only be able to focus on the book at hand. The deadline from the possible agent is important to me. There would be no way in hell I could focus on my day job and the deadline of edits I’d have in front of me. When that day comes, I’ll have to quit my day job. At least my boyfriend is able to support me during this as he has for the last nearly 8 years we’ve been together.
I want this book Echoes of the Lost to make it at all costs. No matter what it takes!