Dispatches from the Querying Front

Reply Mon 30 Apr, 2018 04:41 pm

It's what you do when you send your writing out, hoping for it to be picked up by a publisher, a magazine, an agent, etc.

This year, I've had two things going on (well, more, but two biggies) when it comes to writing:
  • Spend the odd-numbered months writing every day and
  • Spend the even-numbered months doing everything else re writing.
    This means editing, working with beta readers, thinking up ideas, outlining the November novel and, yes, querying
So far, I haven't gotten any yeses but the year is kinda young.

I haven't queried much yet, I figure by making it more public, that'll push me to do more.

Here's what I've queried so far:
  • Almost Shipwrecked (just under 1300 words); rejected 1x
  • Darkness into Light (2,000 words); waiting to hear
  • Eight Nights (800+ words); rejected 1x
  • The Enigman Cave (over 100,000 words); rejected 2x
  • The Resurrection of Ditte (a little over 4,100 words); waiting to hear
Thank you for your kind support!
Reply Mon 30 Apr, 2018 05:50 pm
I admire you for actually finishing a creative work. So many times I hear, ā€œIā€™m going to write (a poem, story, novel, song etc) and it never gets done.

Best if luck with your submissions!
Reply Tue 1 May, 2018 05:45 am
Oh, thanks. I've been published a few times so it's not super-new to me. This is the year where I'm trying to make it more of a commitment to getting things out for querying and hopefully some cash so I can strengthen the original writing portfolio.
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Reply Tue 1 May, 2018 05:50 am
Best wishes for total success from an admiring fan.
Reply Tue 1 May, 2018 05:53 am
Oh thank you and right back to you. <3
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Reply Tue 1 May, 2018 09:05 am
Do you have an agent or thought about getting an agent? Also, think about anthologies or other ways to get short stories published.

That is all the idea's I have. I hope you get noticed though.
Reply Wed 14 Aug, 2019 06:59 am
Oh thanks (I know this response is over a year old). I've been in some anthologies recently. Smile
Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2021 04:00 pm
Which ones? And what's the update? I'm interested in reading some of your works.
Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2021 04:14 pm
I will send you a PM with a link to m'Amazon author page, which is where everything is. Thank you for asking! <3
Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2021 04:41 pm
Well, I love reading - I had no idea that's what you did or I would have asked long ago.

Just looking up old topics Smile Learn something new every day.
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