Well, I never had a moment to post any blogs on the PNWA conference. I was too busy attending workshops, meeting fellow new writers and finding the courage to speak with agents. The conference was fantastic – all I hoped it would be and so much more. I am going to post a few blogs on various aspects of the conference. This one is one the query letter or pitch.
One of the sessions allowed writers to submit a query, to be read and commented upon by agents. I attended this session, not sure if I really wanted by query read or not! Well…it was…and turns out, all the hard work really helped. All four agents said they liked the query. It was cool/funny/great/worth reading. BIG SIGH OF RELIEF. I was on cloud nine, no maybe that was cloud twenty I was feeling so high. Here’s the lesson – take the time to read books on how to craft a query, then follow the advice. Work at it until you have one page or less – no more. Get others to read it. I had a typo in mine – that ten people, including myself, failed to catch. So, get at least eleven people to read your query before you send it off. It’s worth the effort!