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by saraho
January 7th, 2010, 1:44 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 143162

Re: What are you reading now?

I'm reading Half World by Hiromi Goto. I'm loving it. Very Spirited Away!

Just finished reading Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. That series is blowing me away. <3
by saraho
January 5th, 2010, 2:35 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Agents Who Auto Reject?
Replies: 2
Views: 871

Re: Agents Who Auto Reject?

Thanks Nathan! Yeah I think I'll just do that. You won't get anything if you don't at least try, right? I mean, I'm definitely not a lit diva who'd never dream of cutting one of her precious words. I cut over 31K words from my manuscript already through multiple revisions. But I feel like the only w...
by saraho
January 4th, 2010, 7:24 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejected queries from big name authors?
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Re: Rejected queries from big name authors?

I'm pretty sure JK Rowling got rejected 12 times by publishers. So...yeah. Actually, I also heard that Cindy Pon got rejected 100 or more times before Silver Phoenix got picked up, though she's not a big shot author (yet). lol I just got my first rejection today and it of course didn't feel good, bu...
by saraho
January 4th, 2010, 7:19 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Agents Who Auto Reject?
Replies: 2
Views: 871

Agents Who Auto Reject?

Hey, do you guys know of any agents who auto reject based on stuff like word count? I'm also curious to find what count some agents will reject at, especially for something like young adult urban fantasy. I know some agents usually say 100K is usually the cut off. But then there are some that say 12...
by saraho
January 2nd, 2010, 6:47 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 192720

Re: Ask Nathan

Edit: questioned answered :)
by saraho
December 25th, 2009, 11:11 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: (Revised) Beating the Heart- Query Critique :)
Replies: 18
Views: 3282

Re: Beating the Heart- Query Critique: Feedback por favor :)

Hey! I'm stuffed on rice and turkey and slightly drowsy, but I'll give this a shot! Dear (Agent), Jason’s heart doesn’t beat, not until he meets Michelle. I'm not sure, but I think I read somewhere else that Nathan isn't big on one-liner/movie tagline-esque beginnings because it seems to cliche or g...
by saraho
December 22nd, 2009, 9:56 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Night Butterfly - latest query draft!
Replies: 19
Views: 3770

Re: Night Butterfly - query feedback welcome!

REVISED QUERY BELOW...I'd very much appreciate your feedback, thanks! Dear Agent, (Personalised sentence) NIGHT BUTTERFLY is a 65,000 word gritty suspense novel with romantic elements. When Valentina Lebedeva’s 14-year-old sister Anya goes missing, she must leave her home in Russia to find her. The...
by saraho
December 22nd, 2009, 9:34 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query critique - REVELATION: THE BOOK OF ANGEL- Revision 2
Replies: 19
Views: 4301

Re: Query critique - REVELATION: THE BOOK OF ANGEL- Revision 2

Okay, I'm really not an expert AT ALL but I thought I'd put in my two cents just to help out. It's also really good editing practice :D ------- Dear [Insert agent's name], [Insert personalized salutation]. From the day Angel is found naked, I wonder if you can change the first sentence, which is a p...
by saraho
December 21st, 2009, 2:46 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 192720

Re: Ask Nathan

Hey Nathan, I just read on pubrants (http://pubrants.blogspot.com/2009/12/q-continued_17.html) that you were still reading queries through the holidays. But I remember reading on your FAQ that you generally think it's a bad idea to send queries during the weeks surrounding major holidays (ie Christm...
by saraho
December 18th, 2009, 6:15 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: 1st round of rejections
Replies: 16
Views: 3761

Re: 1st round of rejections

I'm just adding my quick two cents about the story since you've already gotten tons of feedback. The concept sounds really kick ass. I've actually been looking for some paranormal YA that's a little different and I just adore the idea of YA and tarot! Keep trucking with those queries and I hope this...
by saraho
December 12th, 2009, 12:12 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query critique - REVELATION: THE BOOK OF ANGEL- Revision 2
Replies: 19
Views: 4301

Re: Query critique - REVELATION

Hey!

Just adding my encouragement! It looks super cool and I'll totally read it when it gets published :D For a paranormal romance it definitely sounds different from all the other stuff out there!