Wednesday, March 31, 2010

RE: QUEST

Everyone (anyone?) who reads my blog…
Knows that I’ve been on a quest to find an agent to represent me…
And my manuscript, How Em Found Her Cha Cha.
I’ve shared my angst of writing dozens of versions of query letters…
The disappointment of getting rejection letters…
And now I have to share…
I GOT A REQUEST FOR A PARTIAL!
I’m so excited!
I sent a query via email on Monday…
And yesterday afternoon when I checked my inbox…
There was the request and a thank you!
I didn’t send the partial immediately.
I wanted to sit with the joy of just that feeling.
I’ll send the partial off after I post this…
Then I’ll wait again knowing that rejection is just one keystroke away.
But it’s OK.
At least I got a request for a partial.
And I have to thank Elana Johnson who is a contributing author at QueryTracker.
No, not for the request for a partial…
For me changing my query—again.
She posted over the weekend on her blog, that QueryTracker was going to have a contest.
Participants had to submit a one sentence "elevator pitch"…
Along with the first paragraph of their manuscript.
Well, no matter how I tried…
I couldn’t get any sentence of my query letter down to a one sentence pitch.
And so I revised.
And then I came up with not only a one sentence pitch…
But a whole new query letter.
And I felt exuberant!
Almost electric!
(But then, it could have been the caffeine)
And so, on Monday…
I not only submitted my one sentence pitch to the contest at QueryTracker blog…
But also my new query letter (via email) to an agent.
I won’t find out for awhile about the contest.
And I’ll keep you posted on the partial.
But this morning...
Before I submit the partial...
Please allow me a moment to share my exuberance.
WOOO HOOO , YEEEE HAAAA!

Always, Em-Musing

4 comments:

Sloan Parker said...

Congrats!! The new query must be a good one. I hope you hear more great news soon.

Breeze said...

Congratulations :) Have to start this process all over next year for my new book. I think I'll worry about it next year though but meanwhile congratulations to you!

Breeze

Suzette Saxton said...

Elana is all kinds of awesome, I agree!

CONGRATS to you, Em! Sounds like some really good stuff is happening for you!

Em-Musing said...

Thanks all for your comments :)