Just a quick heads up to all of my MANY MANY folllowers *insert self-deprecating giggle here* of what I have planned for this blog. Starting next week, every Friday I'm going to do a series of success stories for writers who used or are using QueryTracker to help them realize their publishing dreams.
For those of you who are new or unfamiliar to the world of querying, QueryTracker is the online Bible for aspiring authors. The site not only allows writers to search for and track submissions to agents, but also has comment sections on every agent where you can gauge their response times on partials and fulls, not to mention cheer one another on. There are even help forums where you can get some serious first aid for your query letters.
I think you'll be surprised at some of the successful authors who got their start there. I was.
For example, anyone who's familiar with YA knows about this book:
But did you know that Jessica Verday used QueryTracker to help find her agent? Not saying I'm going to have her interview here ... not saying I'm not either. Who knows what will unfold over the next few weeks?
You'll have to tune in to see, won't you? (Surely you recognize a thinly veiled plea for an audience, right?)
I hope you'll join me. I'm looking forward to promoting my fellow QT-ers and to making new friends here on blogger. ;-)