Steve Forti asked
My last book didn't get picked up, but a number of agents said they loved the writing and would like to see the next one. What's the right way to remind that when querying the next one?
First thing to remember here is that agents DO NOT say that as a matter of course, or just to let you down gently. They mean it.
And if an agent says that to you, they're NOT sending you form rejections. (Also a good thing.)
And it sounds like the agent read some or all of your novel. Yesterday's post was more about writers who did not make it past the incoming query stage.
Now to the specifics:
You read my epic tome Nemesis last year and complimented the writing and asked to see my next one.
Quote what the agent said as closely as possible.
We have a keen ear for our own voice so you want to be as close to it as you can.
LEAD with this so that the agent knows you're not cold querying.
Does this help?