Friday, May 15, 2009

Query Cold Sweats

You know how you hit "send" on the computer, and send your query to a dream agent?

Yeah. Did that twice yesterday.

I felt the need to throw up, and curl into a ball all at once, because yes, I'm not embarrassed to admit it, I have high hopes for this story!

So, I have THREE queries out there. It may be months before I hear back. So, I sit, and I wait. Because three queries is my limit for now. I want to hear from at least two of them before I query more. Because the more you query, the less chance you have of giving an agent an exclusive look at your material, should they request it, and frankly, I am old school. I think it's tacky to SAY you're giving it to them exclusively, when it's not the case. A big No No in my book. But that's just me.

Heh heh, clearly I haven't run into the "exclusive dilemma" yet. ;-)

Here's to some hopefully good news one day!

1 comment:

  1. I just tell them the truth -- I can't offer an exclusive because there's interest in the book. It's a bad business for writers to allow exclusives. That way, it sits on the desk for months until they "get around to it". Can't make a living that way. If you're really that interested, you'll read it and make an offer. Because if you don't, there are plenty of others who will.