Thursday, July 26, 2012

Psssst!

A few of my buddies are at the query stage with me...

(Not Cassie - she just got one! Woot!)

Anyway, the wonderful agent Janet Reid is conducting an experiment to be more helpful in rejecting queries. Meaning, she wants to send more than a form letter for a few lucky querants! Here are the details in her words. Shh, it's sort of hush! And if you don't follow her, you should!

Plus she does these fun flash contests once in a while that are great for breaking a block. Like this one coming up tomorrow! Mark knows what I'm talkin' 'bout - just gaining honorable mention in one of these contests is worth a shout!

And speaking of honorable mention, here are some query rejection posts I'd like to mention!



  • And J. A. Bennett has some positive words to motivate us to not give up!

16 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I saw JA's post yesterday. And very excited for Cassie!

Kyra Lennon said...

So excited for Cassie!

That sounds like a really cool "experiment!" :D

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I entered one of Janet Reid's contests awhile back and won! I was so shocked! She had such nice things to say about my writing - it gave me a great ego boost. :)

Definitely give it a shot!

Christine Rains said...

Congrats to Cassie! And thanks for the links. I need to catch up on things in the blogosphere.

Cassie Mae said...

Thanks, Tara!

And I loved JA's post yesterday. So encouraging. :)

Morgan said...

I LOVE posts like this! So fun. Thanks, Tara!

(And woot! for Cass!) ;)

Angela Brown said...

A big joyful shout for Cassie Mae! And thanks for the heads up regarding this.

VikLit said...

Great links, thanks for these!

DL Hammons said...

Hey...I'm querying too...and we're buddies. :)

Such a small blogosphere!

Jessie Humphries said...

You are so awesome Tara! All I need to do to know what's going on is stop by your blog. I want to do some contest/submissiony things...

Laura Josephsen said...

Good luck on the querying! :D

mshatch said...

Cool! Heading over to check it out. Not quite ready to query but I will be once I'm out of the land of revisions :)

Samantha said...

I'm so excited for Cassie!! JA's post was amazing too :)

And that picture made me giggle. Something about cartoon animals with goofy grins gets me every time...

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Querying is essential. Thanks for the links.

Tara Tyler said...

thanks for the positive vibes!
happy querying!

Candilynn Fite said...

Can't wait to check out these links. Thanks for sharing, Tara. :)

Congrats to Cassie!!!

Wishing you the best in your querying process ;)