Thursday 16 June 2011

One Day More!

I love the musical Les Miserables, and I love the song One Day More. And I'm in a very dramatic vein today, because my edits for Storms in Teacups will be completed today. One more day of edits may be less dramatic than one more day until revolution, but hey I'm excited.

I'll spend the next few days putting together my pack for each agent, because each agency wants a different collection of things. Some want query letters. Others want email submissions. Most want a cover letter, synopsis and sample chapters. Some want stamped addressed envelopes. Others want email submissions. Then there are some want you to include CV's (resumes) and short biographies. What is certain, is that no two agents want exactly the same thing.

So on Monday, I will finally send the novel out on query. Hopefully I won't get too emotional in the post office sending it, because I'm not sure Irish postal workers are equipped for a crazy woman crying like her baby is heading off for its first day at school.

Oh, and happy Bloomsday everyone!

10 comments:

  1. I think you have every right to get all emotional at the Post Office :-) You're little one is growing up and going off into the world alone... I'll send my happy wishes with it! Buona fortuna!

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  2. Good luck with your query send off! It can be an emotional day, and subsequently, weeks. I hope you get responses quickly so you don't suffer too long. : )

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  3. Good luck! (I love Les Mis)

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  4. Oh, man--such a lot of work, and emotionally draining. I am sending good-luck mojo! I hope it goes well! My advice is, as soon as you've done a round of sending, get to hard work on something else, as it is VERY easy to obsess, and that stinks. Busy doesn't make rejection hurt less, but it DOES keep you from torturing yourself in between.

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  5. Good luck!!!! i hope so many agents want it that you get to make the decision!!!! I can't wait to hear how it went! I love Les Miserables, as you know too and One Day More is one of my absolute favorites in that play!!!!

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  6. Much luck with querying! I love Les Mis. Although my favorite songs are "Red and Black/ABC Cafe" and "On My Own." "One Day More" definitely fits the process though. :)

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  7. Thanks everyone! And I'll definitely start working on else Hart, I think I'll need all the distraction I can get!

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  8. Good luck!! I'm sure that you will do wonderfully and they will love you! :)

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