Things to do while waiting for agents to respond to your query (SILLY)

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Querying books can be a stressful endeavor, I should know. I’ve used query tracker to send agents my synopsis, query letter, and the like. As of now… I’ve gotten 41 rejections. Ow. Not even one full manuscript request for my Norse Mythology Urban Fantasy. That’s okay, though. If it doesn’t work out, I’ll just self-publish this manuscript too. Though I would prefer to be a hybrid author.

Regardless, I’m not giving up yet. I still have quite a bit of time for possible responses. In the meantime, though, I’ve been occupying myself with some very fun tasks that I wanted to share. (Note: This is a joke article. Well, not the first paragraph, but everything following this statement is a joke. Hah!)

  • Crying into a pillow

This is super effective for the blues of rejections constantly, unless you eventually become numb to it, like I have. You can cry for a variety of reasons, though. For example, a snack of yours being stolen, or not getting that rare drop in a video game. It can eat up a few hours, even!

  • Asking the stars if I’ll get a full request

The stars know a lot, and whether or not I’ll get a full request is definitely something on their mind. So far, they’ve remained dead silent. I’ll take that as a maybe! I did see my first moving stars in the beginning of June. There might have been a meteor storm, but it sadly didn’t happen. Made a wish, though! Can’t tell you, or it won’t come true.

  • Starting my own fandom in my head for my books

I might not be successful with my books yet, but I do have a fandom. In my head. My fans are crazy and awesome. There’s many teams. Tons of fan art. Some really interesting ships that might actually be canon in the wide world of the multiverse (yes, I’ve considered writing alternative universes for my books.) The whole shindig. I’ll have a book signing to meet them soon… I swear it.

  • Dreaming about being in a different version of the multiverse

Yep, speaking of multiverses, I exist somewhere where I’ve gotten a full contract and am able to sustain on writing. Wherever that version of me is, I hope she/he is happy. I’d love to meet them. And ask for advice, of course! Alas, we do not have travel to other universes. Yet.

  • Playing tag with myself

This is really hard to do, because I’m always ‘it’ and ‘not it’. It takes a ton of time, sure, because of the paradox, but… well, you get it.

  • Playing hide-and-seek with myself

Running into the same problems as above. I can’t hide from me. I wish I could, but… I can’t… Hm…

Wellp, there you have it folks! I hope I inspired some ideas on what to do while waiting for responses. I wish you the best of luck in the querysphere!

Published by Des M. Astor

Heya, I'm an author. Typically I write Urban Fantasy, and I only usually read in that genre as well. My author's website is both a writing blog and a showcase for my work. Check it out if you'd like.

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