As of today I have sent out six new queries for my third novel, The Ghost and the Guys. I'm not sure about the title but I am sure that this novel is written so much differently from my first. It's shorter and therefore I feel that it is tighter. I know 35k words might seem lacking in some respects, but I read a query letter to Kristin Nelson with less words. The tightness and general flow of my story led me to a logical conclusion. If I stuffed more words in there for the sake only of the word count, I wouldn't be true to the story.
I chose my first six agents very carefully. For one thing, I have something in common with all of them; a love of a certain band or artist, where they have lived or were educated, something that made them special to me. I read on Nicholas Spark's site he did the same thing. He chose agents based on personal reasons. I made sure they represent my genre, however, the Young Adult and Middle Grade market. Further, they all respond in a super reasonable period of time. Some in less than a week. That would be good since the conference is looming and I want to stump for The Ghost and the Guys while I'm there. I'll take Spellbound, since it is like my firstborn, but "Ghost" is where I hope to get my break.
So, I'll sign off and hope to hear from the agents soon. I'm perfectly ready to send off six fulls if requested! (cue dream sequence).