In the back of my mind, I have Europe's, It's the Final Countdown, playing in my mind. Eleven days until graduation and it has been a long and hard journey. The sacrifices I have made to become a college graduate....and I hope that it's well worth it.
Today, I spoke with my aunt and she asked me what I planned on doing with my degree and I said, "Nothing, until I know what my writing career is going to look like." And then I continued the conversation by saying that I have become very ambitious and want a literary agent before September. That might sound aggressive, but I don't think it's aggressive enough. As soon as school is out, we are going to finish perfecting AOE, formatting it into a formal manuscript and then sending out our query letters.
You can say that we are fairly nervous; I hope we get a bite soon, because I think if we don't then it will deflate our spirits, but we do have a list of top twelve agents in our genre that we will send our queries out to first.
Barer Literary, LLC
Dystel & Goderich Literary Management
Curtis Brown, Ltd.
John Hawkins & Associates, Inc.
Barry Goldblatt Literary Agency, Inc.
Irene Goodman Literary Agency
Wendy Schmalz Agency
Susan Schulman Literary Agency
Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc.
Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Stimola Literary Studio
Howard Morhaim Literary Agency
Renaissance Literary & Talent
And then after that, we are going to query everyone in that genre.....no particulars until we get either rejections or partial submissions, or even maybe full submissions...I'm hoping for the full requests. And if we are lucky, we will become as famous as Stephanie Meyer or Lauren Kate....either or.
Then we can start living our lives the way we want to. The End.
P.S. Charlaine Harris' new book is coming out today, Dead Reckoning.