I’m so excited! My children’s book series is finally reaching its culmination. I’ve got three books in the series so far, and could see myself adding endless more to it! That’s the fun of writing a kid’s book. There are just endless places your characters can travel with a book that has less than 500 words, although keeping it that short can be quite a challenge. I’ve definitely had to learn to stop being overly descriptive.
After researching children’s books in regards to publishing them, I realized most publishing companies don’t really like producing children’s books that are stand-alone. A series goes a longer way in attracting attention. It can make more money for the company and is a lot better to market. With that in mind, I’ve created a story that can go far and characters that are super fun, in my humble opinion, that is 😉
I have a graphic designer creating a book cover design for me. Although I’m going the traditional publishing route, I wanted to see my characters brought to life. Plus some literary agents like seeing illustrations with the submission, so it’ll be a nice touch.
I have some really cool marketing strategies in place that I’m ready to present.
Now it’s come to that query letter moment. It can make me or break me. I’m ready to immerse myself in researching how to write a compelling query letter. If you have any tips, I’d love to hear from you!!! Whether you’ve written a successful one or not, any advice counts.
10 thoughts on “The Big Querying Moment”
I know the feeling! It’s a mix of excitement and dread lol. I’ve done some submissions already with my manuscript since October of last year with no luck. But don’t give up… because I know I’m not. In fact it only showed me a few things I needed to do differently with my novel in hopes of catching the audience’s attention from the start. It definitely is a learning process. I’ve been using http://www.AgentQuery.com for my submissions. so far it’s a good place to start when looking for literary agents.
Feel free to email me if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org And best of luck!
Thanks, Justin! I always love hearing feedback from people who are in the same boat. I’m trying to take the query process slowly. Don’t want to rush the process.
Ya just take your time, you’re going to get plenty of rejections so just prepare for that. And you may not get any replies at all from some agents. I’ve submitted to about a dozen so far since October and only got two replies and both were rejections. At least they were nice enough to tell me their feelings about it… which were “just didn’t feel as drawn in like I hoped for.” Plus, my wife kind of said the same thing to me as well, which prompted me to make a few changes.
Just don’t give up. I haven’t successfully published anything yet but i hear it can be a long journey, but just learn and enjoy it!
That’s what I’m expecting. I’m trying to brace myself for all the rejection I’m sure is headed my way lol Trying to get thick skin. Thanks for sharing!! I like to learn from others who are already a step ahead of me.
Amazing keep at it. If you have any advice for me although I don’t write childrens book I will gladly take it! Imma an author as well and my novel is near completed!
Trust me, as I journey down the publishing road, I’ll be sharing every step with my lovely followers 🙂
this is wonderful! As someone who writes novels, but noone sees (surprise… not!), I want to say congratulations! Keep up the good work and hope your journey is exactly how you want it to be and more!
Well, thank you! That means a lot!
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