This week was an especially enjoyable one. I e-mailed Rough Draft #7 to my last two critiquers and then mailed it to myself. I have a webmail account and since all of my e-mails are stored online instead of on a computer, it is the perfect place to keep backup copies of my manuscripts. Then I started writing my submission materials. I love writing submission materials, makes me feel like a real writer and is just plain fun. So I’ve had a running document with ideas for my query and put bits and pieces into it over the last two years. This week I gathered up the best of the lot and began crafting my query. The bit about your story is supposed to be only about 100 words long and of course you have the formal opening and request to send materials and something about your category and stuff at the end. It is quite gratifying to hold a first rate query in one’s hands. A lot more work than one would think. I’m getting there and it just makes me feel happy. So silly, I know. I also worked some on the synopsis, which for Overturned was torturous. But for LMR I wrote it ahead of time as I was outlining my story and the synopsis ended up sounding fun and perky. The hardest thing I’ve had to do so far to whip it into shape, is go back into my story and implement all of the marvelous ideas from my synopsis that never actually made it into the story. Who knew I would forget so many great ideas? I am heartily looking forward to next week and more exciting work on submission materials. Yey!
I promise you a crazed animal, a concussion, and a kiss in every single book...you're welcome!