Queries Sent On Wings

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!


Publishing advice…

Wrote this reply to someone on YouTube who asked me about publishing advice. Thought I’d share the love.

I sent in 9 query letters to different publishing agents and all 9 agents rejected my book (Soul’s Little Lie) cause ‘they didn’t know how to publish something so unique‘, that it was out of their range that they publish for. My first manuscript, that I wrote when I was 16, but finished in my late 20s, I sent it in to Baen Books of just 3 chapters and they loved it, that it had potential, but their current publications for the next ten years was backed up pretty majorly, so there was no place for me at that time. Every rejection letter you get, keep them. They are a badge of honor. Tack them on your ‘I Love Me Wall’ or put them in a scrapbook to look back on them when you finally do get published. You’ll wonder why you may have cried over the first few rejections. I’m grateful for making friends with Robert when I moved back in with my parents, I’m 35 now been back with them for two years, and cause of Robert he hooked me up with Eden Glenn an author with RIP (Rebel Ink Press). You’ll find your tactic that brings your book to life. There is a MASSIVE market for children’s books right now. Go to Writersdigest.com for more info and look into their Writer’s Market catalog books at any book store. Keep reading and keep writing, it takes work, but it’s full of love and fun. Remember, each rejected query letter is a stepping stone to your goal that much closer.


Mind, this is only my first novel that is being published. I’m still on the learning curve.

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