So far, so good!
The first night we had 8.
Last Saturday: 59.
No one has written back to tell me I'm deranged or mean. They might think it but they've held off writing and sending it. That's REALLY nice.
Only one person kvetched at all and it was a writer who queried during the time window but NOT as part of the New Wrinkle experiment.
She thought I was rather terse telling her that she had a novella, not a novel.
Of course I wrote back and told her to use this form reply (with no helpful information at all) instead; it was much less terse.
And then I had another moment of respect and appreciation for all of you who got MUCH MUCH tougher replies and simply wrote back to thank me. That's what writers are made of!
I really REALLY like doing this so I hope we can keep going.
It beats the hell out of taking pitches at conferences (and you don't have to worry about throwing up on my shoes.)
It actually provides a chance to show rather than tell what works in a query.
And I think (I HOPE) it's helpful.
Let me know what you think of it so far ok?