Queries, College and Preschool…Yep…That Sounds About Right.



It isn’t the writing that scares a writer…okay…I totally just lied. But it really isn’t the scariest part. We THINK it is until we have to write a synopsis or query. It’s kinda like going to college for the first time, being scared out of your mind…then graduating, going out into the real world and running back to campus screaming like a child on the first day of preschool- “I wanna stay home with you!!”

Crushing a 200+ page novel into… “omg are you kidding??”… “nope.” one paragraph is horrifying at best. Ooh! And then there is the always formidable “story line pitch” that needs to be twenty five words or less…yeah…novel is not lookin’ so scary anymore.

Writer’s Market comes to save us. Check out this helpful and NOT terrifying article.




About Katie Thayne, Author

Katie Thayne (that's me, kind of, seeing as how Katie Thayne is a pen name) is an up and coming author (or so I'd like to think). I have just released my first book, Ms. Impractical Pants, and am currently working on its sequel. I don't have a name for that one yet, so let's just call it Sequel for now. If I'm not working on Sequel, I'm scratching down ideas for the other half dozen or so book ideas swirling around in my brain. Okay, that's a lie, I don't write them down as much as I should, but I still think them, so that should count for something, right? I live in beautiful Moab, Utah and when I'm not writing- on second thought, I won't go there. Let's pretend I sit in a quite office hunched over a keyboard and do nothing but write. The most important thing to know about me, is just because I write doesn't mean I can punctuate. That's why I have an editor- but not for this blogging stuff. Editors ain't cheap and I'm not J.K. Rowling...yet. But I hope that won't keep you from reading my blog.

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