And then it started to dawn on me that I was going to spend 12 WHOLE MINUTES talking to two agents that I truly admire, and that I one day hope to work with. So my second reaction was this:
I'm aware that this is the opportunity of a lifetime. Twelve minutes to pick the brains of two awesome agents, and I don't want to spend my time stumbling over my words and grinning like an idiot (which is pretty much what I did ALL yesterday). I wanted feedback on a manuscript that Ms. Ortiz read a partial of--to see if my revisions were heading in the right direction--and I wanted pointers on how I could make the most of my visit to the upcoming SCBWI conference in LA. But what else?
This is where you come in, my most awesome followers. I want to come back and share any tips/advice this lovely ladies wish to bestow upon me, so what would you like to know? How they prefer queries? What they want to see more of in the slush pile? What turns them off in the first few pages? I want to devote my final few minutes to YOUR questions, and then I'll give you all the deets on my blog.
Post a comment and have at it. :)