Monday, November 12, 2012

Query land

I have officially entered the dreaded dominion known as Queryland, where agents rule and the only thing to do is wait. Or, get busy with something else. And since I hate waiting I have decided to do just that. Plus I'm catching up on my reading thanks to all those free ARCS my local bookstore gave me. Among them was this one




which I enjoyed quite a bit. I also read JINX, and MAGGOT MOON. THE DARKEST MINDS is next.

What are you reading and what do you do instead of waiting?

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  1. Ah! I'm looking forward to reading Crewel! I'm about to start Anna Dressed in Blood, but right now I'm not reading anything, as I'm completely absorbed in a very intense revision. When I'm waiting, I usually dive into writing. It's my escape. Good luck with querying!!

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    1. I liked Crewel quite a bit. It wasn't perfect, mind you, but I whipped through it pretty quick. My only complaint is that there's another book which is a long way from being released.

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  2. Fingers crossed on your querying! I know you are off to a good start!

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    1. I need all the fingers crossed I can get!

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  3. Except for LB's first draft in book #4 of Disciple, I haven't read anything super good since The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden) by Julie Kagawa. And that was last spring. Fifty Shades does not count. Ugh.

    Glad to hear you're walking the query trail again. *Hi Five*

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    1. I've read lots of good stuff! I'll have to email you a list of my faves :)

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  4. Welcome to the waiting game.
    I play my guitar in addition to reading when I'm waiting.

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    1. Lucky you. I wish I played an instrument sometimes. Of course, I do have my paints...

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  5. That book looks great. Best wishes in queryland. I started a new project while I waited. It kept my mind off of it and helped me get into something new.

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    1. Yes, I have a few projects I can throw myself into, including a new one.

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  6. I really enjoyed Crewel. Good luck with the querying. I'm going to join too sometime after the first of the year. I plan to work on my new project while I wait.

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    1. Reading and writing. Sounds like a plan :)

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  7. Good luck with query land. My problem with working on a new project while querying is that I forget to query. I get too involved with the new project, and querying takes too much time away from it. So I put it off till tomorrow, and we all now what happens with tomorrow . . . it never comes. lol

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    1. Yeah, I'm going to try to concentrate on the querying for a short while, and read my books, then get back to writing.

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  8. I'm sure you'll do awesome in Queryland, Marcy. You so deserve it. You are a special writer with an amazing imagination and work ethic. Keep me posted. And as always, If you need me to read or just to chat, you know how to find me. :)

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  9. Good look with going _there_. Keeping fingers and toes crossed for you. =)

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  10. GOOD LUCK!!! Oh my stars, how exciting and of course suitably unnerving too!!! Read, read lots and take one day as it comes!! Yay! Take care
    x

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  11. I feel for you on the querying. Waiting is SO hard. Fingers crossed for you!!

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    1. yeah, waiting pretty much sucks which is why I don't plan to do it! Send 'm out and forget about it until I hear back right? Ok. Mostly forget about it.

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  12. I've just added Crewel to my to-be-read list. The cover is beautiful, and that usually sways me.

    Good luck with the querying.

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  13. Best of luck in Queryland! I usually catch up on blogs during waiting times and extra reading that I've been neglecting while getting a manuscript polished. I probably should work on new WIPs, but I'm lenient with myself when entering a new phase of queries.

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    1. Yes, I have a lot of books to read - which is a good thing!

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  14. Eep...don't query in November and December. I've read NUMEROUS agent blogs that say this is the worst time of year to query when agents are grumpy because many of them absolutely hate nano and associate it with a landslide of crap. I suggest you hold off until January when the waters clear and people are post holiday and getting down to business.

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    1. really? I hadn't heard that but thanks for the tip!

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  15. oooh, the Darkest Minds is on my list. Good luck with querying!

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    1. I started it last night and so far I'm enjoying.

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  16. I just keep working. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

    I just finished Hunger Games. I'm reading Raven by Laura Eno and Watch Tower by Darke Conteur at the moment. And I started Slipstream by Michael Offut. Our writer friends keep me busy and my Nook filled. :D

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    1. thank you :)

      I just recently read the Hunger Games, too.

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  17. At the moment, I'm reading a lot of free books from the nook store. Some are okay. Some not so much.

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    1. yeah, I'm guessing that's how it will be with some of the ARCs I got but I also have a couple of books I bought - including the sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I'm saving that one for later.

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  18. Good luck. I've not made it there yet but I hope someday to do so!

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    1. thanks, heather. I've been there before but never made it to the other side. maybe this time.

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  19. Welcome to the query rollercoaster, Marcy! You're up one day and down the next -- it's quite a ride. I wish you huge good luck and a big stash of chocolate to get you through. :-)

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    1. Oh, I've been here before. But it's been a while I admit!

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  20. Good luck with the querying process. I read your query on that cool query-critiquing blog, and it looked really good to me. Anyhow, I've got my fingers and toes crossed for ya. (I'd cross my eyes, too, but my mother warned me about doing that back in 1953.) Am currently reading Carol Gilgore's first book, and have her second one waiting in the wings. Um, not to judge a book by its cover... or its title... but I dunno about including the word "maggot" in a book's title...

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    1. Thanks Susan. Matt's is the master of the query letter. I highly recommend him!

      http://theqqqe.blogspot.com/2012/11/marcy-hatchs-current-query.html

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  21. Much success to you in this process. I'm excited to read about how things go. Sending you tons of supportful wishes.

    Blogger won't accept supportful as a word, but I'm still going for it.

    Cheers and boogie boogie.

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  22. I haven't read that one! Thanks for the rec.
    I do read when I'm waiting, but I also think the best way to forget about your sub is write another one!

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