So I discovered a simply amazing website yesterday that is, without a doubt, one of the most invaluable tools to any writer looking to become published. Most of you probably know about it, but here is the link anyway:
Yeah, do it. Why are you still reading? It's called multitasking people. CNTL-T and peruse the website. You will get the daily skinny from agents and publishers, and commentary by other users who have queried those agents you are looking into.
It seems that the norm of a user post on an agent's profile looks like this:
EQ (E-Query) - Date
RJ (Form Rejection) - Date
Or the ever sought:
Partial Requested - Date
And better yet:
Full Requested - Date
And then your coup-de-grace:
Rep Offered - Date
At that point, you dance around. So learn the site and let it guide your querying path. Let it speak to you. Well if it speaks to you, I would consider seeing someone about it.
The second awesome site, but less forgiving, is:
Granted, it is also free and super easy to use, but take absolutely nothing to heart from the other users. This site allows you post your ever-changing versions of the query and get minor feedback on it. Looks like this:
So you get comments by users who get to pretend they are agents. And thus is the advice of taking nothing to heart. Essentially, they know nothing about representation, but you get the insight of another peer giving you the honest slip of how the query sounds.
I suggest all writers use these sites. That's all for now.