Today I am “blind speed dating” with my query and first 250 words. *hits refresh on phone*
That’s right. I’ve put my baby out there for the world to see…and comment on. I’m waiting for one of 3 anonymous “bouncers” to put me through to the next round so agents can view my entry. *hits refresh again*
If you’ve never visited the blog: Cupid’s Literary Connections, (and the contests there), I really recommend it. http://cupidslitconnection.blogspot.com/2013/01/lets-get-it-started-bouncer-round-1-is.html
In just the first day I’ve met some really great writers (with some great queries) and gotten truly helpful feedback. (The kind where four people suggests the same thing, so you KNOW that’s the edit you need to make) *refreshes screen*
So, regardless of what happens with this round, I’ve made great connections with fellow writers, and my query and opening pages are stronger than they were yesterday.
And that, in itself, is truly refreshing.