This is the 2nd contest I’ve entered for “Like Yesterday” and the first I’ve won. I might be on the right track with this manuscript – just might be. But this contest wasn’t about winning; it’s about helping to shape queries and the opening words of a manuscript. As all writers who seek agent representation know, if you don’t reel in an agent w/ a query and then snatch them w/in the first page, then chapter 2 or 20 won’t matter. I’ve learned a great deal from this contest, as I’m sure the other participants did as well. I’ve already tweaked my query again b/c of it.
Next up – sealing the story. 🙂
Everyone give a gigantic congratulations to contestant number seven, Miss Y.R. Jones!
Her entry, LIKE YESTERDAY, is our April Fools’ Query Contest winner!
I will be in contact with our winner within the next couple days and hopefully we will have her interview up by this weekend.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who participated and followed this contest. And thank you to the contestants who took the time to vote on their fellow authors’ work. The goal of the contest was not to win but to determine the strengths and weaknesses of your query and first 250. To any who feel discouraged in the wake of this contest: Remember that opinions are just opinions. You might mull over the votes you received for a week and decide you agree with them…or you may decide the opposite. But that’s your choice; you are the author and you have…
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