Sunday, June 20, 2010
You're making me CRAZY here!
Would you PLEASE for the love of God, tell me what your book is about in your query!
At this point I'd settle for it being the last of 700 paragraphs (it should be the first of fewer than 7 in case you're missing point here) if I have to.
I've seen some really interesting ideas from writers that sound like they might have talent, but you've GOT to tell me what the book is about in the QUERY.
You cannot just include pages, or a synopsis, or a novel overview.
I need one hundred words that tells me What The Novel is About.
And right now, if it doesn't, I'm not writing back. I'm not reading pages. I'm saying no. Form rejection.
So, if you got one of those, and you look at what you sent, and there is NOT a paragraph that answers my questions What is your novel about? then do it OVER. And send it again.
I swear to God I'm looking for good projects, and I want to find them, but you've got to do your part here.
I simply cannot get a sense of what the novel is about in the first three pages. The reason I ask for those is to see how well you write.
And I don't want to read an entire synopsis, please don't make me. I hate them. They're dry and boring.
Please please please entice me to read your book by telling me what it's about.