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And the rest of my weekend was just like that. I ate good food, relaxed in the sun, read my magazines, hung out with awesome people, and played a super-fun board game (Loaded Questions. You've gotta check it out!). I couldn't have asked for a better weekend.
And amidst all the lounging and reading and eating, etc, I still somehow managed to squeeze in some research on agents. Yep, that's right. I'm officially starting to send out queries on Wednesday. So far, I've got a list of about 9 agents ready to go. And getting all of that together took me a good four hours or so. For those of you who aren't familiar with the querying process....it's actually a lot more difficult and time-consuming than you'd think. A query letter is sort of like a cover letter for a resume. You start off with a one to two sentence hook and then a brief book pitch (1-2 paragraphs max) and then a bio including any past publishing experience.
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So, as you can tell...the whole thing can take some time to get together....Luckily, I made good headway this weekend and am fully prepared to get started on Wednesday!
Wish me luck and of course, I'll let you know how it goes!