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re-reading : every which way but dead | kim harrison
Querying update: Seven agents contacted over the weekend.
This week’s forecast : continuing Three Rivers Deep book TWO polish
| contact (at least) 4 agents | studio remodel status: demolition
As you can see, Three Rivers Deep’s pinterest page bypassed TWO THOUSAND followers over the weekend! Happy dance! Woot! Other than that, there isn’t a lot to update. I’m still reaching out to agents with my project. This whole “finding an agent to represent one’s work/writing career” really has a ” glacier shifting forward, slowly but surely” feeling about it.
During this time spent in “The Glacier Zone,” my excess, fidgety energy is being focused in various, purposeful directions (lest i go insane): researching and building my agents-to-contact list, polishing Three Rivers Deep: book TWO, tearing down and manhandling the 60s wooden paneling in the bedroom that is to become my studio. ——– And as I begin to see responses to “queries sent” trickle back in, it’s actually been therapeutic to reply to all of them. Even the positively toned “thank for sharing/sounds like a wonderful piece/regretfully not a good fit for us.” Replying back to say thank you to this very busy person for their time, thank them for writing back (because some agents you won’t ever hear from, even if they have read your query), and finally, wishing that agent the best in finding projects that they can be passionate about—THIS helps keep your attitude positive and heart happy. You’ve come full circle with this particular person (who you’ve spent precious time researching and have come to like “the idea of them”). Because I get excited when I find an agent that I’d love to work with!!! So whenever I get to say “thank you” to them, even if our correspondence goes no further, this gives me, dare I say, a sense of closure.
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“Thank you for the prompt response to my query. It’s unfortunate that my search for “the perfect home” for my work doesn’t stop here, but c’est la vie. My querying quest goes on!”
Behold! The majestic (and not swift) glacier!