Thanks Michelle for stopping by here and all the good advice! Excited to hear that you are looking for a good thriller too!
Michelle Johnson starts new agency "Inklings"
Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:24 PM
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:01 AM
Ms. Johnson, I don't know if you're still checking in, but if you are, would you please let us know if you have auto-replies? I sent a query Monday (and of course am sick to my stomach since I think my query letter is standing in my way, and this small batch is for the agents I want more than all others), and want to know if there should have been confirmation of receipt. Thank you.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:46 AM
I just sent my query in last night. I'm nervous but then again I'm excited to be trying. If it works out I'll be extremely thrilled, if not then I'll keep smiling and keep working hard ^_^
Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:01 AM
No I don't have an autoresponder, but I just looked through my queries that came in on Monday and don't see Sacred Blood anywhere (I looked through your blog to find your title).
I do respond to every query that comes in, and that response time varies (a longer wait is actually a good thing).
I hope this helps :)
Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:20 AM
Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:48 AM
Yes, that means you got past the preliminary glance and are held for a closer look. :)
Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:35 PM
Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:46 PM
I can't really answer that for all agents - I only know what my own system is ;)
Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:00 PM
Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:15 PM
Ms. Johnson, thank you for going a step beyond what I asked. That's really awesome of you. It's just as well that it went AWOL (I think e-mail is taking cues from the post office) since I'm reworking my query today anyway. So this evening or tomorrow I will resubmit and wait the only way I can, which is to distract myself by working on the last book in the trilogy (though SB was written to stand alone) and outlining one of the two spin-offs, one being the backstory on each of the upiórs, and the other would spoil the ending. I don't sleep a lot or have much of a life outside writing these day.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:38 PM
I'm not sure if you are still stopping by, but I checked your website and you mentioned some adult genres, and mention romance, but you didn't mention women's fiction. Was wondering if you or your colleague, Dr. Jamie Drowley, would be interested in a query for a work of upmarket women's fiction?
Querying/On Submission with "Needing Her"
Revising "Savannah's Grace"
Drafting "Threads of Us"
Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:18 PM
I'm at the point right now of sitting here trying to force myself to click "send" again. Once it's sent, it's out of my hands, and the wait begins.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:21 PM
Since we answer them in order, you might want to press that button so you don't get behind even more people ;)
Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:34 PM
I already did. :) I've got a migraine, so exhaled hard and did it then. Cue swearing. Realized I forgot part of my stupid name, though my address, phone, etc., is all there. Coffee and nap, I need.
Enjoy the slush!
Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:37 PM
Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:46 PM
Haha! I actually had written that and then deleted it in an earlier post because I didn't want anyone to get discouraged.
But since you asked... I have caught up to queries of January 1st, and requested material from November 8th.
I am going through them as quickly (and as thoroughly) as I can.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:07 AM
Michelle, if you have a minute to answer random, unimportant questions, I've always wondered.... I've heard from multiple sources that agents get slammed with queries in January from multitudes of writers who made New Year's resolutions to get on the query wagon. Have you noticed anything like that? Just curious. The rumors we writers pass around...
Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:13 AM
Michelle, I just have to pop in and say "Thank you!" for becoming a part of AQC and answering our questions. While I haven't submitted to you or your agency, I just couldn't sit back and ignore such generosity and openness from an agent. That is something we all, I'm sure, look for in the ideal agent, and it's great when we can witness it first hand.
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