I know there are a lot of us in the process of querying right now, and it seemed like a good idea to have a thread for us to post our experiences (since it's been happening all around the boards here anyway :)). That way, we could all connect and share our joys, our frustrations, our nailbiting and general angst, or just ways to pass the time while we wait for that ever-elusive response to our queries. And we could encourage each other to keep going when the going gets rough. Maybe we could even help each other out when it seems time for new eyes on a query or ms.
Here's to the Query Class of 2013! Together, let's help each other on this journey toward getting agented/published!
So far, for some odd reason, the rejections haven't stung too badly yet. I've heard back from 4 queries so far, and have a bunch out. I've got a full out with a small press that sounds AMAZING. And I have a partial out through an invitation on a blog pitch. I think for me, if I get rejected on a full, that would probably be the hardest, emotionally.
Right now, the hardest thing is the waiting for responses, or for the no-response-means-no point to pass. I've sent out a couple batches by this point, so in the span of a month, I've sent maybe 18 queries or pitches (some have been on Savvy Authors).
I'm going into this knowing that my ms is on the long side (100K words), and that it's my first one, so it may not be the one. I've learned so much from writing it, whatever happens, and now a new MS is keeping me distracted in a good way.
How is your journey going? I'm keeping fingers and toes crossed for all of us, that we'll all find success :)