… That is the question.
For me, after much soul-searching and reflection, I decided that the answer is Yes. I will query.
I want to try to find an agent and traditionally publish my novel before making a decision to self-pub.
I got quite a bit of advice on that at the conference. Pro, con, maybe, etc. Some of the advice was solicited, some not.
I decided yes.
The agent I pitched to requested a full MS and synopsis. I jumped for joy, freaked out, and then sent it. Okay, I gave it a super fast edit first. Now I wait.
I had another agent in mind as a second choice but did not formally pitch them. Instead I e-queried them after the conference. They just requested a partial. I sent it. Hey, at least after that first super fast edit, things are ready. Kinda. Maybe.
So far so good on the query, though I still fear they will think the writing is crap. Time will tell.
James Rollins was the Keynote at the conference and he advised having 10 queries out at a time. Sound advice I think. I am trying to do a few a day to work up to that, and then have the next ready to go in case of a rejection.
Let’s just call it the Summer of the Query. Hopefully it’s a good one.