Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Successful Queries - A Dreaded Process

Think Rock = Shark, Tree = Query
( I shot this in Lake Tahoe)
Although I'm driving ahead with my paintings, I have a query to produce for a conference critique coming up. My young adult science fiction novel, THE LION WITHIN is almost complete, querying will inevitably occur in the next six months. I've written queries frequently for this novel but only for critique, (except the time, three years ago, after finishing the first draft of this book, thinking it was the best thing ever.) I have had so much time between query drafts that I feel like a new student of querying every time. 
Luckily, the web is filled with query advice! I found this at Writer's Digest and fell in love with it: 

I also spent a great deal of time on Janet Reid's, 

I'll post the comments from my query critique in April. In the mean time, I'll be banging my head hoping some of the words filling my page will randomly fall off so that my query will be spit spot on.

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Smell of a Book Quote

"I love the smell of books." - Hayden (9) said, frowning and turning an electronic page on her ipad.