Earlier this month, I bid on an auction at Brenda Novak's annual Online Auction to Benefit Diabetes Research. Since 2005, I'd been hearing about this auction and how you can bid to win an agent or editor review of your book proposal. I've never had anything ready to participate in that aspect of the auction...until now.
So I took the plunge...last night I won the auction to have Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency (double-drool-worthy dream agent and agency) to evaluate my book proposal (synopsis & first 30 pages) AND sit down with her for 45 minutes at the RWA Conference in July. Ms. Diver is one of the top agents I wanted to target for THIRTEEN! So I get to bypass the usual query letter stage with her! I'm so excited! And petrified! Okay...breathe...
I do have a query letter prepared, so I'll probably shower her with it since it has a decent pitch paragraph and a good bio paragraph. My proposal for THIRTEEN'S ready to go whenever I get the signal to hit the send button!
Another good thing...the money paid for the auction benefits a great cause: Diabetes Research (which runs in my own family). So I feel great about contributing to that too!
Okay...you can go back to your regular programming.