I’m done my last round of edits on The Unravelling. It’s time to send it out into the wide world and see what becomes of it.
Maybe I need a paper bag to breathe into.
One of my latest goals was to have at least one query sent by the end of the month. Well that’s likely going to be achieved tomorrow (I don’t actually remember what the other goals were – I should probably go check those). At that point I expect to have an absolute crisis of confidence and spend the next few days in my pajamas until I’m over it.
The good news: I have a query letter I’ve worked my ass off on and a nice long list of agents I’d like to send it to. And today a friend sent me the nicest message about how much she liked the draft I sent her. That’s a great boost to start the query process, I think!
And being done with editing means that I can go back to writing, which is extra exciting! I’m still figuring out my point-of-view problems so I might take a week or two to ponder those some more/watch lots of Netflix.
Good luck!! I will keep my fingers crossed for you 🙂
So send off that query letter. And don’t beat up yourself if the answer you get is not the one you wanted or hoped for. All writers have drawers of rejection letters. J.K. Rowling was turned down so many times until the last agent she sent her story to got his young daughter to read the first of the Harry Potter novels, which she did very quickly, told her dad she loved it, and then he thought, hmmm… maybe I should rep this writer. And, as the ubiquitous “they” say, the rest has been publishing history.
Go for it! :o)