When writers peyote their books

This has jack to do with this post, but it’s a black-capped chickadee I feed peanut bits to, by hand.

Did you ever try to finish 4 term papers on 4 different subjects for 4 different classes? In a week?

Ever fill out forms for 4 different jobs in 4 different trades for 4 different companies? In a week?

That’s about what I did last week. 4 different queries about 4 different books to 4 different agents at 4 different agencies. Took about a week.

Writers don’t usually do that. More like, 1 book to 4 different agents. Maybe in a week.

So was I on drugs or what? Not really. Just realized I had at least 4 books to send out and by chance knew of 4 different agents who were open to queries.

Now what?

  1. One to four agents might ask to see the entire book. [I sent them just the first 10 pp.]

  2. Then, one to four agents might love the books so much, they beg me to let them represent me! [not likely]

Or, nada. I might never hear from any of them ever. [sht happens to writers]

Anyway, like a high school senior cramming for exams, I’ll probably learn nothing from this and wind up doing it again someday. But in case any of you have an aunt or neighbor or your bud’s brother is an agent or publisher looking for great sht, later I’ll tell you about the Big 4 you can help me get published. Maybe. Now back to your usually scheduled vid game.

~ RChG

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