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Saribelle
08-07-2011, 03:07 AM
I just submitted query letters to four agents for my first novel. It's been approximately five minutes and I have a feeling I'm going to be a nut for about eight weeks.

But I'm really excited. Between writing and revising I worked on the book for over eight months, and spent some quality time in QLH to sharpen the letter. I feel like I put out the best work I have right now, and I'm super hopeful. All four agents represent similar books to mine, so I'm hoping one of them will be interested! :)

Any advice for playing the waiting game?

folkchick
08-07-2011, 03:57 PM
The best advice is to start working on your next project. Congrats on sending out those letters!

Marian Perera
08-07-2011, 07:23 PM
Fingers crossed for you. :)


The best advice is to start working on your next project.

Exactly. That way, when you get an acceptance and the agent asks what else you're working on, you'll have plenty to say.

scope
08-07-2011, 07:35 PM
Same old, accurate advice: Start (or continue) writing your nexr book.

Phaeal
08-09-2011, 06:10 PM
If you haven't already done so, make a list of all possible agents for your book, so you can query like an automaton, 3-5 letters a week, no matter how you may feel about the submission process. It can be a very long slog unless you're lucky enough to hit the right desk early.

And keep writing.