Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Proposal Writing

Hi all!

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!! :)

In Christ,
Krista

6 comments:

  1. I am so excited for you!!!! I will pray that God has a hand in what you are trying to do and that He will guide you each step of the way. I love you girl!

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  2. I will keep you in prayer as you go throughout this process!

    Tess

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  3. Hi Krista,

    My name is Rebecca and I'm also a writer. A friend of mine told me about your blog and thought I'd come check it out. I also want to get published and become an author. I am also a Christian and I write science fiction/fantasy novels. I've written some Christian fiction too but they weren't any good. Good luck with finding an agent! I'm working on my 21st novel. I've been writing since I was twelve. Only 20 of my novels will ever see the light of day. My current novel has been through eight drafts and is currently in the editing stages. I will then start querying for agents. Also thinking about self publishing. I might do both. Anyway, just wanted to leave you a comment to let you know I found your blog.

    God Bless,

    Rebecca

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  4. Hi Krista
    Good luck with the "waiting game". I just thanked you for the Stylish blog award and posted a link to your blog! Catherine
    http://catherinestine.blogspot.com/2011/05/digital-books-for-kids-kids-do-reviews.html

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