Sunday, March 16, 2014

Querying update

So I've come to the conclusion that the first query fiasco ended up being a good thing. I was SO nervous before I sent it. It not only took me an hour to scrape up the nerve to press send, but also a volley of text messages between me and a friend and (because I'm a big dork) background music from Wicked the musical.

It's time to trust my instincts,
Close my eyes and leap...

I did. With my eyes closed, I pressed send right on the word "leap". (I did mention I'm a big dork, right?)

Anyway, I had originally started with just that one query as sort of a test, thinking that I'd wait to hear back (or not) before sending out any more. I was very concerned about unnecessarily blowing opportunities, which is exactly what happened with the first query. Once it happened, it didn't seem so bad.

I sent out four more queries last Saturday. On Friday night, I received a request for a full from an agent I really like!

Thanks to everyone who offered words of encouragement after my last post. You all were right.


  1. With only five queries, you already have a request for a full. This is spectacular!

  2. I'm absolutely thrilled, Mirka!. Even if it doesn't lead to anything (and I hope it does because I very much like this agent) it's so encouraging just to have the request.

  3. I'm w/Mirka- this is super spectacular! I'll have my fingers crossed(figuratively! =) ) that it turns into an offer of representation!

  4. I agree with Mirka. That's great news!