Friday, January 20, 2012

Oh Frabjous Day

So you remember that query contest hosted by Jamie Ayres I mentioned Wednesday? It's over already, due to the speedelicious stylings of the agent judge, Nicole Resciniti.

Late January 18, she announced two winners, who received full requests. One of them is my dear friend, Donna Weaver! I'm so excited for Donna! She and her book totally deserve it. Congratulations, Donna!

The rest of us "non-winners" get to send the first 3-chapters and a synopsis to Nicole. Sort of makes me feel like a winner, too. :)

The most exciting part was that Nicole went around and commented on everyone's query. You can go here to see my whole query for DUSTED, but my bio-paragraph (which you'll need to read to understand her comment) is:
I’m a third-generation theatre geek with seven years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer, where I’ve learned about the drug trade directly from traffickers and addicts. I’ve published a paper on the juvenile death penalty, but this is my first novel. The death penalty paper was easier.
This is what she said:
The death penalty paper was easier—haa! Lmao. The title rocks and I’m always a fan of the fish-out-of-water tales. I think this sounds like fun. I’m really looking forward to reading about your pixies.
So. Awesome. Right? This is where I thank Aprilynne Pike for adding that very line and Donea Weaver (no relation to Donna Weaver, mentioned above) for suggesting the title. I, of course, maintain full credit for realizing the brilliance of both and keeping their contributions. :D

I'm going to be polishing my synopsis over the next few days (I just finished re-polishing the first three chapters a few days ago) and crossing my fingers as I dive back into the query pool. Wish me luck! :)

17 comments:

  1. Congrats to Donna! How awesome for her. A crit of your chapters and synopsis is pretty cool, too. I'm sure you'll get lots of valuable insight :)

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  2. Awesome comments! It's also so inspiring when an agent takes that time to feed you a line or two about your work. Way to go!

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  3. Actually, Susan, it's not a crit: it's a partial request. Which is better. Though a crit would be cool, too. :)

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  4. SA: Nicole is awesome, no question.

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  5. I had finding your query to comment on my "to do" list but I just didn't get there as fast as the agent. Best of luck in the query pool, or um, ocean! You're a good swimmer. :)

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  6. Nicole is definitely awesome! I've been working like mad to get a synopsis ready-- I've never written one before. I found a really awesome article (which I posted on my blog) that's helping, though. Good luck! :)

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  7. Congratulations to Donna AND you!! :D Fingers crossed for you!

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  8. Congrats! And of course I couldn't miss hopping over here w/THAT title for your post. HEH

    I hope you knock her sox off w/those chaps!

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  9. Congrats to you and Donna. Good luck!

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  10. Good luck Robin! I know she's going to love. I am so far:)

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  11. I sent everything off yesterday. Crossing my fingers for me & you!

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  12. Congrats on the partial, Robin. You totally rocked my day with the text message. Blew me away!

    The Pied Pipers need to get busy with the synopsis critiques. I'm so going to remind them. lol

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  13. YOu are definately a winner, Robin! Glad you still got so many comments being 3 page deep into posts . . . I thought everyone's insight was loads helpful:) Let me know how it all turns out pleeaaaaaaase & have a great weekend:):)

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  14. Wow. Decide to focus on the day-job for a few hours and look what happens! Thanks for the luck wishes everyone! For everyone who is sending stuff to Nicole--or any other agent--good luck to you, too!

    Jamie, you are awesome. You made today's good news possible. I'm sure we will all be more than happy to let you know how it turns out!

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