Dear Evilest of Editors,
I want to report a Success Story!!! Thanks to the help of you and your
minions my novel "The S-Word" (Face-Lift 855 and New Beginning 824) is
now represented by Sandy Lu of the L. Perkins Agency! I can't possibly
express how much you've all helped me over the years but please know I
am eternally grateful.
Now that is cool!! :) Yay Evil Editor & Minions! ;)
Congratulations, Chelsea! Really well done!
Well done, Chelsea. I remember reading the query both on this and Phoenix's site, and thinking it had potential.
Now you've got an agent on side (envy envy), you're a step closer to securing a publisher.
Dave Fragments says:
Congratulations. I hope you get it published.
I'm putting my money on the horse named Chelsea in the race to publication. She writes beautifully, guys. She's going far!
Oh, this one! Congratulations, and good luck on the rest of the way!
Another minion rises out of anonymity! Well done! :)
Congrats! Well done, and may you have many more successes to report!
Fantastic! Go Chelsea!!!
Congratulations, Chelsea, and good luck.
Thanks so much to everyone!!! The query I used was actually one of the middle queries (meaning I continued to play around with it after):
"Seventeen-year-old Lizzie is the Prude of Verity High, until a tryst with her best friend’s boyfriend transforms her into Queen of the Sluts. Suddenly the S-word shows up on everything: her notebooks, her locker, even her car. And BFF Angelina won’t look her in the face, let alone give her a chance to explain.
Then Lizzie commits suicide and Angelina is wracked with the guilt of what now seems like petty abandonment. To complicate matters, Lizzie’s tormenters appear to have moved on without remorse. Fueled by her anger, Angelina launches an investigation into their private lives, hoping to expose their secrets as a form of karmic justice. But what she discovers is that Lizzie kept more secrets than anyone, including the secret of what really happened the night she was branded a slut. Now Angelina’s not just angry, she’s fuming mad, and she’s about to exact revenge on the boy who hurt Lizzie the most."
However, the query that got the most bites was this one:
"When seventeen-year-old Lizzie commits suicide, her best friend Angie is devastated she wasn't able to prevent it. So what if Lizzie got a little too entangled with the prom queen's boyfriend? Her classmates had no right to brand her "Queen of the Sluts". They certainly shouldn't have painted the s-word on all her belongings. It even showed up on her car. In the span of a month, the bullies at Verity High transformed Lizzie into a pariah, and Angie felt powerless to stop them.
Fueled by guilt and anger, Angie digs into the private lives of the people who tormented her best friend. Her goal is to expose their secrets as a form of vigilante justice. But her digging unearths something she never expected: Lizzie kept more secrets than anyone, including the secret of what really happened with the prom queen's boyfriend. Now Angie's not just angry, she's fuming mad, and she's about to exact revenge on the boy who hurt Lizzie the most."
I sent opening pages with almost every query I submitted, and you all helped me with that as well. Thank you so much!!
Congrats and well done! How exciting!
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