THE CALL Blog Hop
I’m interrupting my regularly scheduled blog to appear this week in my agency’s Blog Hop. If you click here you’ll see the original post and all of the other authors from the Seymour Agency who are participating. Some of you are aspiring writers and some of you are readers who like to read about the writing life. Either way, I hope you enjoy this week’s posts, and please let me know if you have any questions!
Before I received a call from my agent, Mary Sue Seymour, I was busy writing all sorts of manuscripts. Yes, they were all completed. I’d finish one and move on to the next idea. I still have the list!
- 1 young adult
- 1 contemporary western
- 1 historical narrative
- 2 romantic suspense
- 1 short contemporary
- 2 inspirational romances
Mary Sue called me after the romantic suspense manuscripts and before the short contemporary. As you can see, I was trying my hand at just about everything. Currently I am writing Amish contemporaries for 3 publishers.
I did send a cold query to Mary Sue, but it was after I’d done my research. I was querying everyone in the Jeff Herman’s Gide to Literary Agents who represented the things I was writing. I worked my way through the alphabet, week by week. I sent out 7 queries a week. When 1 came back, I sent out 2 more.
What about the actual call? I’ll go into that on Wednesday …