Friday, April 1, 2011

I Am Ready -- AGAIN

For my faithful followers, there is no Piedmont Grille today. Sorry. And no, this isn't part of the A-Z challenge, although it looks like it. Sort of.

No my friends, today I will begin querying again. TA DA!

Yesterday I finished my dreaded synopsis. I worked on another version of my query and I feel ready to jump back into the fray of agent land. I have scoured through the sites and picked my favorites and all I have to do now is bundle all that is required for submission and I am on my way.

For those of you have never entered this strange and wonderful land, it is fraught with danger (did I make sure I discovered all the typo's) and disaster (did I have enough in my query to compel them to request a partial or full) and disillusionment (this is the most perfect book they will ever read and call me without hesitation).

Three years, three books, and so much in between, I am beside myself with joy, anxiety, and a perpetual knot in my stomach. I know you may think I'm conceited when I say this, but truly, this is one of the best books I have ever written. Of course I've only written three, but I have grown as a writer, and from my last post, I can honestly say, I kept my POV together.

I know you all wish me luck, but wish it again anyway. I need all I can get.

Have a great weekend everybody. I'll be drowning myself in Pepto-Bismal waiting by the inbox.

32 comments:

Laura Pauling said...

If you didn't feel this was the best book you've written you shouldn't be querying! Congrats and enjoy the ride!

Anne Gallagher said...

Thanks Laura. As for being the best book, I thought that about the first one. What funny tricks our minds play on us.

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Aw...Anne, I wish you luck and will keep you in my prayers. I can't wait to see that book published, and have the pleasure of reading it!

Thanks for your sweet comment :-)

Doris

Francine Howarth said...

Hi,

Good luck!!!!!!!!!!

best
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Em-Musing said...

}}}}}}}}}WISHING YOU GOOD LUCK VIBES{{{{{{{{{{
And girl...you're not conceited, you're confident!

Bish Denham said...

GOOD LUCK ANNE! (she says with fingers pressed to forehead as she send out positive thoughts.)

Linda G. said...

MEGA-GOOD-LUCK to you, Anne! *fingers crossed for you*

A.M. Swan said...

Great Luck!

Liza said...

Way to go Anne! Good luck!

Anne Gallagher said...

Thank you so much everyone! I sent out 14 so far and I'm sweating bullets every time I get an auto-response. I've been rejected in less than 15 minutes before so...you know how that goes.

I may not get around to blogs today, I have so much STUFF to do, I've put everything off to get this out and now I'm paying the price. Oh, laundry, how I hate thee!

Christi Goddard said...

Good luck, girl. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Stacy McKitrick said...

I figure I'll be hot in query-land again this summer, once I get book 3 polished. But I'm with you, this book is my best and I'm excited to get it out there (but trying to be patient, too - how does that work?).

Good luck. Here's hoping for lots of requests!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

yay! Goodluck! And since i plan to begin to query in april as well we can be query buddies!

Deniz Bevan said...

Good luck Anne! Hope to join you this summer in queryland...

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Good for you (already this is a huge accomplishment). I'm sending a cargoload of wishes for agent requests your way.

Domey Malasarn said...

Good luck, Anne! I hope everything works out your way!

Anne Gallagher said...

Yay! More query buddies. Maybe we can form another NaNoQuerMo, but we'll call it

ApriQuerMo.

How does that sound?

Thanks again everyone. It's so hard to query, but most of you know that already.

Bossy Betty said...

Wishing all good things for you!!!!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Good luck! Querying, like old age, ain't for sissies.

jbchicoine said...

Anne, when you start getting requests, I can assure you, it will have very little to do with luck! Best Wishes to you! I'm all excited and aflutter for you! :)

The Las Vegas Writer said...

Good luck. I'm very excited for you. Remember me when you're famous :)

Anne Gallagher said...

You guys are so funny. Susan, I already AM old, and believe me, I ain't no sissy. God knows, this is my third shot at it. And Natascha, I don't think I'll ever be "famous" but I will remember you. I have a memory like an elephant. With thighs to go along with it.

Suzie F. said...

Good luck!
Good luck!
Good luck!
Good luck!

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

Good luck, and try to enjoy the journey. :)

Anne R. Allen said...

Congrats on jumping back in the game. I'm still sort of smarting from our NaNo November query marathon. (And of course the agents who requested fulls still have them.) Good luck!

Terry Towery said...

Good luck! Nail that baby this time, ok? ;)

The Words Crafter said...

Luck! Prayers! Thoughts! Wishes! Good Karma!!!

All of it!!!! I will even draw a star and wish upon it :)

Susan Fields said...

Good luck, Anne!

I feel like each book I write gets so much better. I hope this is the big one for you!

Anne Gallagher said...

With all you behind me, how can I possibly lose.

And Ter, if I don't, make sure you take out stock in Kleenex. You can at least make money off me one way or another.

Anne -- NaNoQuerMo got me exactly 1 partial and 1 full who both turned around in exactly 3 days with rejections. I still have (believe it or not) 5 queries still out there, and in two weeks they will be a no response means no.

God I hate querying. But my synopsis came together in the end so at least there's that.

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Anne, you made me laugh with your note about "Bella" ...poor thing! LOL

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Doris

Angie Paxton said...

So exciting, Anne! Congratulations. Hope you get good news soon.

ali said...

oooh, exciting!!!! And I'll be joining you on Monday!

Good luck Anne!