Well it has been tough finding time to write this past month. A new baby and more work on my plate than I can code my way out of has put a dint in my progress. But I’m now ready to start proofing my query letter for The West Queen. I’m initially going to send it out to my online writing group and see what feedback I get. The group includes a couple of authors who have managed to snag an agent and at least one who has books in print. I’m hoping I can get my letter ready over the next couple of weeks and then send it out.
I’m still not entirely sure The West Queen is ready to go. I think it may need more words in it and more proof reading. I also think I may be over analysing it. I’m not sure how to determine which is true so I’m going to just read it out loud to my wife then start querying agents. With any luck the first couple of agents (ok, maybe 10) will provide some feedback. Not necessarily personalised feedback, but you never know. I may get a hint about book length, genre or similar. I may get a personalised rejection or a request for partial. That would be awesome because it would mean better feedback. At the moment I’m kind of swinging in the dark without professional response to provide direction.
After I proof the query letter a couple of times I may post it up here so others can see what I’ve come up with and maybe someone will point out something that will help me.