“I’m sending My Novel Out to Query.” Are you sure you want to do that?
Posted March 15, 2014on:
Sage advice from a pro… TAKE IT! (Or use it…?)
I just got an email that really disturbed me. No, it was not from one of those creepy guys on Facebook who friends you and then sends you scary PMs… This was from someone I actually know. Well, cyber-know at least.
This person is a critique partner. Someone working on their first book.
What did the email say that disturbed me so much?
“I’m going to send this out to agents. Can you look at my query and synopsis?”
Was I worried about helping with a query and synopsis? Nope. Not at all. I do it all the time.
So what was it that drove a jagged, rusty bar through my heart?
“I am going out to query.”
I feel incredibly thankful for that little angel on my shoulder who whacked me upside the head two years ago and said “Don’t do it. Your novel sucks.”
Some people, unfortunately, do…
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