Makes ya wanna think.

My ChipWits evangelism is starting to pay off. QueryTracker and my renewed hunt for agents.

CW just got a nice mention in the Adobe onAIR blog.

And I just found out that these days it is kosher to submit simultaneous queries to agents. The last time I submitted a novel was in 1976 and back then it was verboten to send a manuscript to more than one publisher and agent.

So I started researching agents and came across the coolest site called QueryTracker which helps a writer
•Find Literary Agents
•Keep Track of all your Queries
•View advanced statistics about each agent’s query history

to quote the website.

It’s free and the more writers who join the more info they can gather on the habits of agents. QueryTracker keeps track of how long each agent takes to respond, both positively and negatively.

I used this compilation of science fiction book deals  to sort out the most successful agents.
A very nice person named Melinda Rose Goodin went through the past two years of Locus magazine, which is the pro science fiction and fantasy magazine, and compiled the list.

Tomorrow I am going to start sending off queries to a number of agents. It will be exciting to watch my email inbox. I feel confident that Hel’s Bet will be published.

2 responses

  1. Kirk Marple

    hey Droog – congrats on the AIR blog mention.

    i saw Ryan’s post, and was like, hey! i know him! we’re doing a bunch of AIR/Flex dev ourselves.

    very cool that you’re getting ChipWits II out the door.

    hope you’re doing well and feeling healthy…

    November 13, 2007 at 9:01 pm

  2. Great to hear from you Kirk. It feels great to be in the last stages of releasing ChipWits.

    I was just looking through my archives and found the Virtual Worlds software. We were years ahead of Second Life. MSFT was foolish not to back VWG.

    November 13, 2007 at 9:12 pm

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