Well, as it's Sunday, I decided I would work on sending out more queries. Nine to be exact. God, what a pain in the carpel tunnel this is. Some want only queries, some only query and first 10 pages, some the whole shebang -- query, first three chapters and the synopsis. And I did remember to change that line this time. Enclosed you will find...instead of I would be delighted to send you...
The first list of 7 I sent out two weeks ago went to 5 previous agencies and 2 new ones -- all A-list.
This list of 9 went to all new A-list agencies. I also found 4 in these who might request additional material. (fingers crossed) I think with 3 I don't have a shot, and the other 2 a maybe. Then again, everything is subjective and I might get 9 solid rejections. Then again, I might get 9 requests. (Wouldn't that be totally groovy?)
I'll tell you what, this is exhausting. I've been on the computer since 7 this morning, researching addresses and blog posts, and all kinds of other stuff. I have a pad with all the information and a tally list, sent & rejected. I could end up being a walking encyclodpedia for the historical romance genre agents once I totally finish.
I still have maybe 6 or 7 other e-mail agents to query, then I suppose I'll have to query through snail mail which could get quite expensive. The ink alone for the printer will kill me I'm sure. The partial I sent was only $3.00 but multiply that by 10, well, there you go.
Nobody said this was going to be easy. And what are you doing today?
* as of 4pm I received another of those, "Thanks for sending us your query, we'll get around to it when we do" messages. Which I think is actually very nice, and extremely polite, even if it is computer generated.