I still haven't been doing any actual writing (or even physical outlining) for my new project, but I'm thinking thoughts. Many thoughts!
The thing that's holding me back at the moment is that I'm trying to write a new query letter. I really love the one
put together for me, but I'm not getting as many partial requests from it as I would have liked. So, I'm thinking it might be a good idea to try a new angle to see if it will earn me some more agent interest when I'm ready to send out some more.
I have PAGES of partial pitches, half-thoughts, and randomness that I've been working on. But still no obvious pitch angle. And no query letter!
One thing I tried really hard with when I made changes to Mandy's query and to the outline I wrote, was keeping the tone similar to the story and the vocabualary similar to Seth's. (Which, I don't even know if that's the best or recommended way to do it.) But after seven weeks of not being in his head, my writing is sounding like me again. It's kind of a relief, knowing I am capable of getting away from him, but annoying since I'm trying to accomplish something here!
Anyway, if I ever come up with something feels like a halfway decent pitch, I might post it in here to get the opinions of y'all. How I wish that day would come soon! Anybody who's read the story want to tell me what it's about? ;-)