Length of completed novel entitled Line 21: 69,389 words.
Length of completed synopsis: 1,720 words.
Length of query letter template: 296 words.
Total amount of words that my soul is apparently worth to the familiars who bought it to use and abuse until I screamed for something they are unable to give: 71,405 words.
During this past weekend (March 25th thru the 27th) I took the first three steps in a new journey of debauchery, heartache and pulling my hair out with a pair of tweezers:
Step one was cutting off anymore internal debate about what I wanted to do with my book (hence, selling my soul).
Step two was going to QueryTracker to finish researching my wickedly short list of agents that I had chosen to start my journey with.
Step three was putting together four query/submission packages and mailing them out this past Monday.
In days gone by, or at least, what I've been doing in the present with my short stories, I would create a basic database to properly track my queries. However, since QueryTracker has a nifty feature in which you can track your queries in the various stages of digestion, that has more or less eliminated the need for me use up valuable computer memory cells.
But that did leave me with the interesting problem of how to share the data with my friends and readers. You see, I figure that since I brought you along on this journey, sometimes willing and sometimes kicking and screaming like a two year old toddler, I might as well continue inflicting just a teeny weeny bit more pain on you.
Well, that plus the fact that I valuable blog space that needs to be filled up on a thrice-weekly basis.
So what I decided to do with that useful information (because you just know I love playing around with useful and useless information) was to create yet another page for my blog.
Called "Submissions for Line 21", this page will be my handy dandy easy peasy lemon squeezy home for my all my submissions for my novel. Among the things that you'll find are these nifty items:
2} When Snail Mailed/E-Mailed
3} What The Result Was
4} And maybe an interesting tidbit or two.
It will be updated whenever I get the opportunity to either submit a query or when I when I get some wholesome/unwholesome news about my queries. Also, for an added bonus, you can leave comments on it if you so desire.
Please check it out today for the initial four queries that were sent out.