Thursday, July 2, 2009


So, in a brave moment NOT induced by drinking too many margaritas, I posted my query for Margarita Nights on The Public Query Slushpile. Oh, yes I did!

Now that I've been publicly humiliated! Kidding. The experience has been really helpful. Still, I spent most of last evening reworking (to some extent) the brilliance of my query. I definitely - thanks to all the commenters (Robyn and Angie were two of them) - captured the Voice. Woo-hoo! The query just needs a tweak here or there to positively shine with brilliance! Right now, it's just glimmering brightly!

The frustrating part, at least for me, is trying to maintain the brilliance (thanks to Elana for helping me, and Lady Glamis) of the query. I don't want to add too much and somehow dim things down. Try as I might, at least last night, all my attempts to add have failed. So, I'm stepping away from the query!

Am I giving up? Heck no, people! I'm too dang stubborn to give up. I just need a breather - and a margarita, but that will have to wait until Friday! Hopefully before then, I'll finish my tweaking and repost the query on The Public Query Slushpile!

BTW - Hush, Hush by the Pussycat Dolls (yes, the Pussycat Dolls) is currently playing. I absolutely love the song - great beat, and they intermixed some of the gayest anthem of all time (I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor) into the song.

Have a great day!



Angie Ledbetter said...

Glad you got my comment on your posted query!

Caveat about lots and lots of critters' suggestions: in the end, you gotta be true to you. There's no WAY to implement lots of different crit help without ending up with a disjoined hodge podge. That said, taking a few days off and letting the query simmer is always a good thing!

Scott said...

Angie - I'm changing very little. I just have to add a 'bit' and am having a very hard time doing just that! : ) As one commenter stated - you allude to a conflict but elude mentioning the conflict. So, there's my dilemma. It will all work out. Thanks for your comment!


Robyn said...

Thanks for the shout out and make sure that the one person who counts is pleased with it. YOU! That's what really matters most. If you're happy with it, it will be right, my friend. Keep on keepin' on! :)

Tess said...

I flipped over and checked it out -- I think it's pretty good.

Of course, I suck rocks at queries. Wouldn't have anything to add because my brain doesn't seem to work that way. I think it is the whole business writing vs. creative writing thing.

It's fun to watch everyone's journey through this crazy maze! Good luck, not that you'll need it. I think your story (the premise and bits I've seen) look super fun!

beth said...

Just added some comments over there! I am really impressed by your ability to have voice in a query--v. hard to do.