Wednesday, January 03, 2007

First Query Letter of the year...

There’s no point letting the grass grow under your feet. So I’m getting right into it and have sent out my first query letter of the year.

Granted, I did get a little side tracked along the way. An old movie on television, a walk around the neighbourhood, and of course, a two hour visit to Borders. But I can justify all actions. The movie made me laugh, the walk stretched the muscles, and Borders, well, Borders just makes me feel good. All those magazines, books, CDs, DVDs, and coffee…(now I’m starting to sound like a advertisement for Borders)

Yes, it’s the coffee, people watching, and the chance to flip through the new magazines that draws me to Borders. But I did do a little research while I was there. I checked the writing section to see if they had a copy of ‘Query letters that Rock’ (they don’t) and I looked through the newest copy of the magazine I was planning to sending today’s query letter to (no change in editorial staff).

I’m all for having fun while being productive…

P.S. just got an email from Amazon saying they have now shipped my order ‘Query Letters that Rock’ - estimated delivery date 23 January 2007.

In the meantime, here's a list of some of the articles I've been reading on writing query letters. Don't you just love the titles...

The Complete Nobody’s Guide to Query Letters

Publish or Piss Off: Query Letters

Beware the Weary Query

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2 comments:

alicia said...

Woohoo! Congrats on sending out your first query of the year. I've never heard of that book, but it sounds helpful. I'm off to check out the links you so graciously provided :)www

KIWIWRITER said...

hi alicia, you should check out 'The Renegade Writers' by Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell as well. Packed full of useful information. Liz

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