New Releases: Me and Bobby McGee by Chad Coenson

NaNoNoWriMo: Day 24 - Query Letters

Excuse:  I spent the day fretting about my query letter.

Look, the fact of the matter is that you will have this novel written (one week left!) and the first step towards publication is a really solid query letter.  All the authors you follow on Twitter and Facebook say this; some even post examples of their own, or link to blog posts and websites devoted to the subject.  And, to your surprise, thinking about how to describe your work  is helping to clarify what, exactly, your work is.  (It's suprisingly hard to put "epistolary post-feminist body-positive alternative-family paranormal zombie/werewolf/cabbage romance in a Lovecraftian deep-sea adventure after the style of A.C. Doyle mixed with Emily Brontë and with a nod to the George Lucas oevure" into a letter and not have it sound a leetle silly.)  And everyone you've read on the subject says not to mention that it's a NaNo project, but Water for Elephants was a NaNo project and it just got greenlit for a film!  And you've already got the film all planned out anyway.  So why wouldn't you mention it?

Better work up  another draft.