michael.werneburg.ca
journal · writing · photos
 
 
 
 
 

queried my first agent

Tokyo, 2021.10.15

I got my first query letter out the door with a synopsis and the first three chapters. I realize that the first version of everything I send in this regard will likely be the least polished and/or worst but I’ve decided to start with one of the most experienced/high profile agencies I could find that had someone who wanted sci-fi. I expect many, many rejections - another would-be author on twitter mentioned that he’d racked up 80 rejections. And even if someone accepts it, I’ll then have a 2-3 year road to it seeing the light of day.

But it's a first step on the road.

 
 

rand()m quote

If anyone tells you all is lost or all is fine, just nod and move on and live in the middle where everything matters.

—Dr. Elizabeth Sawin @bethsawin, Twitter