Well, as of yesterday we finally finished our extensive revision! It didn’t take as long as we thought it would have, but it was still a painful process. Our manuscript has improved greatly with the revision, but I am so happy to be done. I just hope it’s enough to get an agent. That sounds bad, because of course I want our book to be more that good enough, but agents are selective on who they choose to represent. I personally, think our book is great. I think the story is great, the characters are awesome, and I can think of parts in my head that love–just like any other novel I read. One of the things we did was revise the beginning. And revise the beginning. And revise the beginning. In hopes it snags a agent, because we re-worked that thing to make it sound amazing. I hope there is an agent out there that falls in love with it!
We started the query process again yesterday. We sent out a few letters via email and are sending one more out tomorrow via snail mail. We will see how that all goes. One thing we have learned is to take our time with queries. You do not get anywhere by rushing the process.