That's the big question looming in my mind at the moment. How ready am I to return into the query trenches?
I'm both very eager and petrified of starting again. On the one hand, I know I now have a brilliant query. I also know that I have a one page synopsis that I like the look and sound of. I probably won't be able to refine it much further than it is now.
At the same time, I have come to a decision. Something has to happen to Doorways this year. Either an agent says yes, or a publisher says yes, or I publish it myself. Point being, I am NOT sitting on it for another year.
So. By the time you read this post, I will have queried about 90 agents. Every single fantasy agent I know of. If none of them like the sound of my book, I'll be going to my small publisher's list.
And if someone still doesn't believe portal fantasies can't sell, I'll go it alone.
Some of you might wonder why I'm leaving it as the last option: no reason in particular. I'm just following a progression that seemed logical to me.
As for why I'm in a hurry? I'm hoping to get my answers by March or April. That way I have a few months for my book to be edited, formatted etc. and still be finished on time.
Another reason: I no longer doubt my query. I don't doubt my story. Not a single bit. So there will be no more revisions to my query and I'll only revise if someone asks me to. Other than that, there's no point for me to stretch out the process.
I know my book will go where it's supposed to.
Wish me luck!
Anyone think I'm nuts? (I partially do.) Have you done something like this?