13 May 2009

Embracing Secret Agent (Wo)Man

Authoress is busy posting Secret Agent entries. Exciting, no?

I will be depositing my two cents on as many of the entries as I can, and it'd be cool if you all would do the same. If, while you're there, you happen to stop by Post 12, please feel free to leave your inarticulate and excited "OMG"s and "FANTASTIC!!"s. (The more caps locks and exclamation points, the better! ;)

Seriously, though, it's a great chance to see what's floating around out there in the Queryverse. Those are the first 250 words YA-repping agents are seeing right now. What do you think?


Robyn said...

I think I'll head over later today. Thanks for the reminder. I'll check out post 12, too. :)

Icy Roses said...

Did you get yours in? That's very exciting. I want to know how many entries Authoress gets in a round, that she has to do a lottery system now.

Samantha Elliott said...


And I'll bet she gets enough that she felt it wasn't fair to only accept the first 50 who happened to be able to click send at exactly 9:00:00 AM EDT.

You know?

I just can't believe my number was picked. I never win lottery-type things. Or, I guess I should amend that to hardly ever. ;)

Lynnette Labelle said...

I'll have to check it out. Thanks.

Lynnette Labelle

Tess said...

Oh, thanks for letting me know. I'll pop over this morning and check it out. Good luck! I've done that contest in the past (got an honerable mention, but never heard back from the agent. That was disappointing). Good luck!!!

Danyelle said...

I'll try to head over later. Good luck with this!

Amy Allgeyer Cook said...

Very cool! I'll check it out. :)

susiej said...

Hi Sam! I'm susiej who just recently began following Authoress's blog. I saw you in the followers at Pub Rants, and so, here I am.

I'm feeling particularly friendly toward you as you commented nicely on my SA piece. Yowza! There was definitely diverstiy of feeling on my entry. One suggested I start all over.

My Drop the Needle did better. Sigh- and that first page is so important!

Samantha Elliott said...

Thanks everyone for the support and feedback. It's amazing how well you think edits/revisions are going until you get fresh eyes on them.

And welcome, SusieJ. The great thing about submitting to Authoress's contests and such is that you get to reach a new audience and hear from completely new perspectives. The not-so-great thing is that 250 words is really not that much, and without a blurb (which I always read before opening a book), it's sometimes hard to accurately judge something. Hopefully you were at least able to take some good pointers or food for thought away from the experience.