I still do not have an agent for my book, and I'm not disappointed by it. I know this quest is going to take a lot of time. Thankfully, I have the patience for it. It's been over a month since I've sent out my query letters. I've gotten a few rejections and many non-responses.… Continue reading Why You Should Keeping Writing as You Query for Agents | Query Quest Update
I've written a solid book proposal thanks to my English class, but because of it, I have to change a big fat something in my novel. I'm happy that I caught it and can fix it, but it put me in this headspace that I never seem to get out of. I have to push… Continue reading Just Hit Send | Query Quest Update
Though I'm not a huge fan of my book publishing class for a number of reasons, it has helped me learn how to market my book. Don't get me wrong. I'm still struggling with finding the right words to sell my book, besides the obvious: "It's amazing!" Still, I'm getting there. A big assignment we… Continue reading How a Book Proposal Broke Me, then Gave Me Armor | Query Quest Update
I won't lie. I haven't given as much attention to my book proposal for my English class as I wish I did. In fact, I haven't given much attention to that class at all, but that's for a number of different reasons. When I go to work on my book proposal, I try to put… Continue reading Why Writing a Book Proposal is So Helpful | Query Quest Update
This semester has been slow when it comes to assignments, but it's now starting to pick up with two assignments I had this weekend: an essay in French about the importance of French world literature and a book proposal with a cover letter for my novel. For a non-native speaker, I was appalled to find… Continue reading Why I’m Actually Afraid about Starting the Query Quest | Query Quest Week Five
This semester, I am taking an English course called "Books and Book Publishing". Despite a professor that doesn't motivate me to go to class very much, I am actually excited for the work I'll produce in this class, because it'll be a big help for my query quest. The class focuses on the publishing industry.… Continue reading Time for a Reality Check | Query Quest Week Four
Here, you will find three important tools to add to your query process tool kit.
Next to my vision board, on my wall, I have a sample query letter from an English course I took last semester. It is the most intimidating and evil sheet of paper I've ever had the displeasure to meet so far. No wonder I hide it behind my open door. I've got a query tracker.… Continue reading The Lesson of an Imperfect Manuscript | Query Quest Week Two
This is my first update on how my query quest is going as an aspiring author. Read to learn how yoga helped me get over imposter syndrome!