Query Pros #4: Sabrina Kleckner

Tell us your name and any fun facts about yourself or your writing!

Sabrina: My name is Sabrina and I’ve been writing for ten years! My first book took eight of those years but I’ve fiiiinally moved on to other projects (that I’m super excited about!).

How many projects did you query in the past?

S: I queried one book previously and am currently querying my second.

What were some of your rookie mistakes when you first started to query?

S: I always query too early! Seriously, it’s a problem. I started querying my first book way too soon, and I did the same with the one I’m currently querying. Luckily I only sent about five out both times, so I don’t think it did too much damage. But if you’re not totally happy with your story yet, DON’T QUERY IT.

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Query Pros #1: My Story

Hi, I’m Catherine, a writer querying her YA fantasy novel, now working as a freelance editor to help other writers through the process of querying. I’ve also started a query support group, because I know from experience that querying a novel is NOT an easy process, and even harder to go through alone.

I wanted to talk a little bit about my past experience querying a novel, and what I learned from that. I call this my Query Pros series. I will be featuring some other people from my Query Support Group who also have stories from their old querying days, and of course, I’d love to hear more about your own journeys in querying!

If you want to answer these questions below on your own blog, please do, and tweet at me at @catbakewell so I can retweet and share!

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