So, as a follow-up to my post about the 5 query emails that I sent on Sunday. I actually received a response from one of them on Monday, asking for my book proposal, synopsis, and the first three chapters of my novel. I was shocked! I was talking on Skype with my friend Kayla and I kinda scared her when I got super excited!! After that, I realized that I have no idea what a book proposal was. I'd heard of query letters and researched them fully, but never a book proposal. I felt like such a newbie, having to Google "How to write a fiction book proposal".
Book proposals, I've discovered, are kinda like resumes in the way that they are unique with each person and that everyone will tell you what to include and what not to include. I found myself flipping through dozens of different forms for book proposals and not sure which one was right! Turns out, I used the main points from two of them and spent three long hours working on my synopsis today and two hours working on the rest last night. It was grueling! But, I'm done. I submitted it to the agent and now it's back to the waiting game... Be nervous and wait to see if she likes it. If so, she will request my entire manuscript, which is ready is she wants to read it. :)
Either way, I'm trusting in God that things are gonna be okay. Yay for learning new things about writing!! :)