Saturday, August 09, 2008

Out of the area & Special post next week!

In the mountains to be precise. It's lovely and green, and I'm in the land of the hummingbirds -- otherwise known as my mother's front porch. There are about 12 of them cute little buggers. . . Anyways, just a quickie on my Dad's PC to say I'll be back in force on Monday.

Next week -- Tuesday, I believe, my agent Colleen and I have something special in store. We're dissecting my query! I'm going to put up my query of THE BETTER PART OF DARKNESS, and I'll go through each paragraph explaining the goal in writing each one. Then -- this is the good part -- Colleen will post my query and tell you her thoughts and why this query piqued her interest. Should be fun!


ccallicotte said...

I recently discovered your blog and have been enjoying reading it. I look forward to this post - I recently queried Colleen for my urban fantasy. She seems like the ideal agent to work with!

Anonymous said...

You're in [insert name of state which shall remain shielded from those on the internet...]?! I was going to go down there too, but needed to leave for [the place where I will be attending school for a year] earlier. (I'm in Flagstaff today.) Sorry I missed you!

Can't wait to read all of this query-ness! :) Also, soooo CANNOT wait for your book to come out!!!!!!!

LeeAnn Flowers said...

That's awesome! I'm really looking forward to it. And I will definitely be looking up The Better Part of Darkness when it's released.

Ingrid said...

Way cool, can't wait to read the dissected query. Hope you're having fun in the mountains. That sounds very relaxing.

K. said...

Hi ccallicotte! Thanks for the kind words, and for visiting my blog! And, you're right; Colleen is great! Hope you enjoy our query post on Tues. :)

Heh heh. Thanks, Beck.

LeeAnn -- Thanks! I always loved reading the queries that helped other writers land agents, so this is definitely something I have wanted to do for a while.

Hiya Ingrid! :) The mountains are very relaxing for sure. It's good while it lasts, but the relaxation doesn't make it home with me due to the 7 hr drive. Make that a 7 hr drive with an 8 month old and a 8 yr old. Can we say fun?