Dec 5, 2009

Choosing a New Path

While I clumsily muddle through finishing the rest of my edits on "The Keeper of the Crystor", I try to stay focused on the path ahead. Keeping a positive attitude is difficult, when I realize I'm starting over in the publishing process, and that once again, I have to prove myself and my book worthy to be out there on the bookshelves.

I've decided to search for a national agent first. My book has already been accepted in the publishing world, so I know it's just a matter of finding the right agent at the right time. My story is new and interesting, my voice is fresh and easy to read, and my characters are lovable (especially Octavion). What more could an agent want.

The biggest problem, is getting an agent to read past the first few pages. Especially when they only request a query. That means the query letter has to rock, have a great hook and make the agent want more. No pressure there, right? UGH!

Wish me luck. I think I'm going to need it.


  1. Have you read Elana Johnson's book, "From the Query to the Call"? It's an excellent resource for Queries. =] I love my copy.

    Don't worry, Christine. KotC will get out there. Keep on going. I know you'll make it.

  2. It's a tough road, but you can handle it. You'll find an agent and get a book deal that will make all the rest of us green with envy, despite the total cliche of that statement.