If you want to see your novel published, the querying process is one of the first challenges that you need to deal with effectively. I don’t have the numbers, and the estimates I have read vary so much that it’s difficult to pin the number of queries literary agents receive every day. I do know for sure they add up to a huge number. Irrespective of this number, the fact remains that the query determines whether your book project will proceed to the next stop or not. Here are a few posts from experts to supplement what I had written some days ago in a post: “On Querying”. Continue reading “More on Querying”
The time to query is here. This is a crucial process in getting your book published. While you can query publishers directly I, like a million others, prefer to query a literary agent in the hope that he/she would agree to represent my book. It’s wise to query a targeted list of literary agents instead of shooting off queries by the score to all and sundry. Continue reading “Time To Query”
Firstly, let me thank Heather McCorkle for putting the idea of having “writing” resolutions in my head. As a new year approaches, sure, we have our minds full of resolutions but honestly, I hadn’t thought of having separate ones for writing. I think it’s a particularly good idea as I intend to spend most of my time and energies in writing. So here goes..