Last week I posted about a Query Contest. I didn’t really expect anyone to run out and WRITE a query, but one of the requirements of the contest was to POST about it on your blog. (For those who haven’t spent hours sweating over a query – it’s basically a letter that says, Hey – my book is about this – want to read it? Sometimes agents ask for a synopsis or chapters, but a LOT of the time – the letter is your only shot.)
Anyway, I submitted my query, and did not win. Not an honorable mention, not third place, not second, not first, not the Grand Prize – nothing, nada, zip. BUT. Today I got this email:
Thank you so much for entering the query contest and sharing your work with me. Though I didn’t choose your query for the contest, the premise of your project sounded very interesting. If you’d like to submit a writing sample for my consideration, go ahead and paste the first 10 pages in a response to me, I’d love to take a look.
Do you know what this means? IF this goes anywhere, it will be the first time this BLOG has helped me in any way whatsoever! And it only took a year of daily posts. Awesome.