I found this on Tumblr and I had to share. Word credit to Gail Simone, kickass brilliant feminist writer of comics and wisdom. Photo by me.
Daphne shared with me a question from Gabby, who emails, “I’m writing a book… I was wondering if you have any advice on literary agents or any you recommend.” Normally, a question like this sends me running for the hills — there’s just SO much I can say — but in the spirit of the holidays, I’ll answer it.
Yes, NASA has a pretty sweet system, but all you need as a writer is a simple tracking system. And yes, I firmly believe you NEED one. This is something you should have in place before you send out your first query. I don’t want to tell you how many queries I’ve received that rightly sound familiar — a quick check of my email archives, and I can see that not only did I already receive the query within the last three months, but I already responded.