Yesterday morning, as my son got ready for his first day in fourth grade, I began my search for agent. I agonized over the e-mail I was writing. Did I spell the name correctly? Did I include something persona; as to why I want to send to this agent? Did I spell everything correctly?(this was actually a good check as I found a typo in my sample pages!)
When I had gone over my e-mail and query several times, I typed in the e-mail address and subject line, then sat staring at the send button. My heart pounded and I waited. And waited. I knew if I clicked send, there was nothing more I could do but wait and see if the agent I was e-mailing liked my query enough to ask for sample pages.
Finally, after reading the e-mail again, I clicked send. My stomach filled with butterflies and a huge grin filled my face. I had done it. I had finally sent out a query for my YA fantasy Quest of the Hart.
As I prepared to send to two more agents, I thought I would become more at ease with the process, however, I was surprised to find that I was just as nervous with the third sending as I was with the first.
I heard back from one agent yesterday with a very pleasant thank you but no thank you, and this morning I received another pleasant thank you but no thank you in my inbox.
As those agents said, I am not getting discouraged. I have just begin my foray into this search. I know there is an agent out there that is right for me. I just have to find them.
I'll keep you posted on how the search goes.
What are your query experiences? I look forward to seeing them in the comments!
Tomorrow is recipe Friday-- I'll share my recipe for easy fudge!