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Offline Abigail

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Request for a Partial!
« on: October 22, 2007, 11:44:54 AM »
Yeah!!! :clap: :clap:

I just got my first request for a partial.  I'm so happy.   Now, I'm scared...

I haven't constructed any kind of a letter to send with my partial.  Just what needs to be included in it?  Also, this submission and request was done via email...do I copy the original message when I send my partial or will that make it too long?

What to do, what to do, what to do...???

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Re: Request for a Partial!
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2007, 11:47:53 AM »
Congrats Abi!!! since it was email.. seems like replying to the request would be a good idea..

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Re: Request for a Partial!
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2007, 11:59:47 AM »
did they say if the partial should be an attachment? Seems short and sweet would be best.. since their request would be connected with the email.

...thanks for requesting a partial, attached are (is?) the first 3 (or whatever)... I look forward to hearing from you.... sincerely..

What else is there? especially when everything you've done so far is part of the email going back to them.

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Re: Request for a Partial!
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2007, 12:03:18 PM »
Congrats Abi!

And yeah, I agree with EmSky - short and sweet.  No need to include a copy of the original query, but if you want to, you won't be flamed for it either.
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Re: Request for a Partial!
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2007, 12:15:46 PM »
Hi abi.  I included a copy of the original query when i sent my full, but not on my partials.  Just a short note, like what emsky said.  The request I just got asked me to send the partial in an email attachment, so I'll just put a short note saying thanks for considering it, here are the requested chapters.... and in the subject line make sure you put "requested material" and the name of your book
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Re: Request for a Partial!
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2007, 12:18:47 PM »
And...Congratulations!!!!   :clap:  must be a good day for requests  ;D  good luck!  and, you just have to hold your breath and send  ;D  I get nervous every time, but I'm trying to learn to just send and not stress...easier said than done I know  ;D
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Re: Request for a Partial!
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2007, 12:40:25 PM »
Congrats Abi! I would just send the letter like EmeraldSky said above.  Short and sweet...you want them to use the extra time to request your full!
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Re: Request for a Partial!
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2007, 04:00:54 PM »
WOw!!! It must be magic on QT today! I got a partial, so did you and GG got a FULL!!! Main thing, make sure the ms rocks!

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Re: Request for a Partial!
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2007, 04:09:40 PM »
wow!
3 people in one day?!

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Re: Request for a Partial!
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2007, 04:14:09 PM »
I say congrats on here too. Freaky day...for bites. Guess we're doing something right now, eh?  :wink:

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Re: Request for a Partial!
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2007, 08:39:48 PM »
a mighty woohoo for you, abi!
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Re: Request for a Partial!
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2007, 09:10:45 PM »
Congrats Abi!!   ;D

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Re: Request for a Partial!
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2007, 09:18:12 PM »
Have we looked at your query, Lannie? I don't know about Abi, but mine, GG's, Lege's and Elky's have all been ripped apart here and the requests followed. I don't think Lege has sent his newest query out, right, since it's still a WIP.

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Re: Request for a Partial!
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2007, 09:28:39 PM »
He hasn't started querying the second one yet...
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