We made it to December 1st! How did you do on your NaNoWriMo novel, for those of you who were working on one? How many winners do we have? And what’s your plan for the coming months? I’d love to know. (So long as it isn’t “query kt literary moments after typing The End.”)
I got a lovely shout-out on Nathan Bransford’s blog for my presentation at Saturday’s Agent’s Day, and I wanted to follow up some of his comments about using blurbs in your query letter. Nathan describes four possible tiers of blurbs, with an actual personal referral from a client as Tier 1 down to praise from random children as Tier 4. He was very polite, however, in not sharing one of my biggest reasons for not caring too much for blurbs in your queries — sometimes, they make me feel dumb.