Okay, ladies. I know I said I’d sum it all up NEXT Wednesday but even though she’s super busy, Nicole has been incredibly kind to us & stopped by EVERY query today:) And she sent me this totally cool email & asked me to pass it along on my blog. So here it is:
First, HUGE BIG HUGS to Jamie for establishing this query contest and kick-starting her blog with so many talented authors. Jamie is smart and exceptionally creative and I can’t wait to read her new YA.
I’m really impressed with the level of talent here. I sincerely hope I’ll find my next client among these submissions!
Query-wise, everyone should shoot for a concise, gripping blurb with the vital information (word count, genre, affiliations, contest wins, etc.). Examine your title. Is it an attention grabber? Is it memorable? Make the body of your query sound like a book you would want to read. Tip: read the back covers of your favorite novels and pay attention to what grabs you.
To Query Entry #16, Donna Weaver, and Query Entry #11, Tasha Hacaga, I’d like the full please!
I want to take a look at the first three chapters and the synopsis for all the other participants as well!
Above all, I want to THANK each of you for submitting your query. You are all talented authors in your own right, and I suspect many of you will find yourselves in print very soon.
Okay, so did you catch that? A SYNOPSIS & PARTIAL FROM EVERYBODY? You guys rock! I couldn’t wait until next Wednesday to tell you that grreeeaaat news:):):) Just a little hint, you’ll probably want to still include your query when you send the request & mention taking part in this just so she’ll know who you are . . . you can’t even imagine how many queries this awesome lady gets in a day. So anyways, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support and I hope you had fun! I know I did! I’ve got lots of things planned for my blog in 2012 so stay tuned ~CHEERS!