Thursday, October 22, 2009

So, you're coming to my class on Effective Queries tomorrow?

Bring your query letter.
Bring several copies.

24 comments:

Aetheric said...

Why, why must I live on the other side of the Atlantic? And be going out of town for the weekend?

magolla said...

I'm in! Oh, and I'll slide a bottle of Tanq under the table for you. *nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more, say no more*

Jude Hardin said...

Sounds like a cool class!

JEM said...

I feel cheated by my geographic location! Guess I'll just have to brave the waters of the query shark one day.

Scott said...

Dratted boss is off to FL again. No time for a quick flight to NYC. Sigh! : )

S

Alli said...

Oooooooh!

Andrew said...

Dammit - Can't you webcast it or something....I'm sure I can handle a 5 or 6 hour lag...=0)

And why don't UK literary agents blog more?

Gah! the injustice of it all...hehe

Whidget said...

So it looks like you will be in South Carolina. You should post what NYC events you will attend on the sidebar, too! I can't wait to meet you at the Backspace Seminar in a few weeks there.

Bridget

DLJensen said...

I am looking forward to meeting you at the Backspace Seminar as well!



Bridget, it looks like you are in my group. See you in a few weeks!

Danielle

Pamala Knight said...

Is this an online class that going to be webcast to the needy and the faithful? If so, then YES I'll be there. If not, then sadly the answer is no.

Janet Reid said...

Sorry Pamela, it's in Myrtle Beach SC. I've just checked into the hotel. The room is bigger than my entire apartment. there is an IN ROOM laundry room, a thing I think is a kitchen, a formal dining table that seats EIGHT not to mention the bar and the tv area with a huge couch and two armchairs.

Holy Macaroni, I may never leave!

_*Rachel*_ said...

My goodness! Writing from my dorm room, it sounds like you're in a stranger world than Asimov!

Pamala Knight said...

Quick, go out and buy a plant to establish your rights as a squatter and STAY. Your room sounds delicious, especially if there's someone else who cleans that kitchen. Hmm.... might need to start calculating mortgage payments for house I have to clean MYSELF versus swank hotel room that SOMEONE ELSE cleans.

Man, agents have all the fun. *pouts*

Jm Diaz said...

Atlanta is a bit far, but I would've loved to attend. If nothing else, to shake hands with you, Ms. Reid ;)

Anybody with so much smooth badassness is automatically cool in my list.

Best of luck to those who will attend. and take heed to her advice. The Shark knows. And I'm pretty confident the shark can smell BS faster than a pint of blood.

John said...

Is this a writers conference? I wish it wasn't a 6-hour drive from Atlanta or I'd shoot right over there.

I'd love to go to the Backspace conference, but the investment of $1000 (flight, hotel, conf fees) would really break my budget. :(

BuffySquirrel said...

Oh, I wish. Nothing but rain, grey cloud, and disgruntled kittehs around here.

paulgreci said...

Janet, I was hoping to see you in Alaska in August. Hopefully you'll try to make it back next year. I've recently graduated from the query phase but would still love to see you speak.

I'm sure you'll knock everyone's socks off tomorrow!

laughingwolf said...

when are you coming up here to canuckistan? ;)

Julie Weathers said...

That sounds like a luxurious room and I'm glad you're enjoying it.

So, you have a lovely room and a dining table that seats eight. Which seven historical figures are you going to invite for dinner?

Yes, I really wish I was there with my query letter. Your students will be delighted.

Aimless Writer said...

Wish I could be there! A class with the Shark...it's like winning the lottery.
Have a great time!

M said...

I *was* there, and it *was* like winning the lottery.

Only without the giant check.

So it was like winning the query lottery, then. Which was almost as awesome. As phenomenal as QueryShark is, it's no substitute for having Janet ask you, point blank: "So what's the problem?" or "Who's the bad guy?" in person when she hears yours out loud. It helped immensely.

Thanks for doing it, Janet!

Lisa Katzenberger said...

Janet, thanks for a great class!

Totally agree with M, it's a whole different (nerve-wracking yet delicious) experience to get feedback from Janet in person.

If folks are planning on attending a conference, stake out one with Janet, because she is worth every gritty penny.

Susan M. Boyer said...

Y'all don't hate me for it, but I was one of the FORTUNATE ONES who met Janet in Myrtle Beach. I have shaken the fin--err--hand--of THE SHARK. (No, I wil not be auctioning my hand on Ebay.)I learned a ton during Friday afternoon's session on social networking and the query/synopsis workshop on Sunday. She might not make it to Crime Bake, though. I think she's holed up in that hotel suite.

Janet Reid said...

The only thing that made me leave was they changed the damn lock on the door. Stupid me, I ran down stairs for more scotch!

Seriously, the only thing lovlier than the hotel were the people who attended the conference.

I could get used to this!