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Offline Patrick

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Re: How did you find QueryTracker?
« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2007, 11:08:30 PM »
 :welcome:
and I hope we've earned a good report back to your Yahoo group. ;D

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Re: How did you find QueryTracker?
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2007, 12:36:10 AM »
I found a link to QT from Write Water. I found Write Water when I read that an agent told an author that his was the best query he'd ever read, and that he had gotten help at that site. And I found that author's comment when I googled "best queries."

So, that's the chain of events that led me to Query Tracker.

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Re: How did you find QueryTracker?
« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2007, 07:03:25 AM »
I googled you up - and I love this site!  I've sent the link to all my writer friends.  Thanks!
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Re: How did you find QueryTracker?
« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2007, 07:16:07 AM »
Welcome Joan, and thanks for spreading the word.  :clap:

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Re: How did you find QueryTracker?
« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2007, 08:56:24 AM »
catching fire.

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Re: How did you find QueryTracker?
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2007, 10:33:27 AM »
Through a link while looking for an agent.  Appears to be a real tool in this Sisyphus-like quest.  Look forward learning from the other members.

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Re: How did you find QueryTracker?
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2007, 10:36:23 AM »
Hi mal.  Glade to see you on the board.   :welcome:

There are a lot of good people here ready to share information and their experiences (plus it's a great place to un-wind.)

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Re: How did you find QueryTracker?
« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2007, 10:38:12 AM »
Ummm...you'll learn some, that's for sure...but we also use this forum to, how shall I put this delicately, blow off steam while we bite our nails, waiting for agent responses? It's been great therapy for me! Feel free to join the fun, (and maybe learn stuff too.)

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Re: How did you find QueryTracker?
« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2007, 11:11:35 AM »
Thanks for the welcome, folks.  By way of introduction, I am a male in my sixties, with a professional background in advertising and public relations in Dallas, Texas.  I have written a memoir (love letters from my father to my mother during WW2) which I self-published for my extended family. 

Last fall I completed a 100k word novel that probably falls in the "cmmercial fiction" genre and started my query process in November.  I generally looked for agencies that would accept some sample pages with the requisite query letter.  To date -- 58 submissions -- 43 rejections -- 14 pending? -- and on July 02, 2007 a request from the Howard Morhaim Agency a full manuscript.  Someone has suggested August in "downtime," they weren't kidding. 

This is my first attempt at fiction, if you don't count ad copy or press releases.  I am anxious to see how all this plays out.   

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Re: How did you find QueryTracker?
« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2007, 11:14:02 AM »
 :clap: Yay!!! Stick around please!!! I'm tired of being the elder stateswoman on here!!!

Wow...I just love that self-publish idea of yours. I have a friend who is a Swiss immigrant and who came after WW2 to the US and she wants to self-publish her memoirs for her family as well. What a wonderful, wonderful gift for your family. Good luck with your fiction. If you want to post an excerpt or your first five pages, I will be happy to look.

JW
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Re: How did you find QueryTracker?
« Reply #40 on: August 26, 2007, 12:29:37 AM »
Patrick-

You are awesome! What a great idea. You will be ultimately be successful in your endevours because you have good ideas and lots of initiative. I'm sure I speak for many when I say "Thank you!"

Carol in CA

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Re: How did you find QueryTracker?
« Reply #41 on: August 26, 2007, 12:40:24 AM »
Thank you Carol, but you're embarrassing me.  :emb2:  The real strength of QueryTracker is our users, and I'm happy to welcome you as one of them.

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Re: How did you find QueryTracker?
« Reply #42 on: August 26, 2007, 07:01:08 AM »
Welcome, Carol!

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Re: How did you find QueryTracker?
« Reply #43 on: August 26, 2007, 11:15:17 AM »
(perks up)

Did someone say CA?

Excellent - another west coaster!   :welcome:

Whereabouts in CA, Carol?  I'm LA/Venice.

Also, saw your poll question, but I don't think I'm the right fit for your genre.  No doubt others here will be more helpful.
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Re: How did you find QueryTracker?
« Reply #44 on: August 28, 2007, 10:43:43 AM »
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