When to query

From ABLA agent Mary Kole, kidlit.com:
I tell people at conferences the same exact things (are y’all listening out there from Dallas?!). If I ask to see something, or I am even remotely interested in what you’re doing, you will not lose my interest. They probably got some ideas at the conference. They will probably go home and do revisions. They should take their time and query me whenever, because I’d rather see something good than something unpolished that comes quickly. Let’s just say I prefer slow, gourmet food to fast food, because it takes a lot of time and care and craft to cook really delicious fare.
I don’t know about you, but I’m busting out the slow cooker. 🙂

3 Responses to “When to query”

  1. Sarah

    I am so patient. Getting out the slow cooker totally wouldn't work for me.

  2. Laura Pauling

    It is hard to wait, but even holding off an extra month can give us the time to "see" things in our work we might not have. Or time to write an even better query or synopsis. or more exciting sample pages. 🙂