This is the scoresheet.
Romance Divas WE ALL WIN 2nd Annual Query Contest Scoresheet
Please score either a YES or a NO on each question. Any comments given are greatly appreciated, even if they’re a “yes, but…” or “no, but…,” although comments aren’t required or expected.
_X_YES NO__ Does the query catch your interest with a strong hook?
_X_YES NO__ Does the blurb/story summary sound like a fresh retelling of a familiar plot or does it seem compelling enough to defy familiarity?
_X_YES NO__ Is it professionally prepared with no spelling, grammar, punctuation errors?
_X_YES NO__ Does the query contain something about the author or some marketing angle?
_X_YES NO__ If this query landed on your desk, would you request to read more? If not, is there a specific reason you could give that would help the author know what she needs to work on?
____1st____ Of the five queries you’re read, what rank placing would you give this one: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th?
No comments, but straight yeses and 1st. That feels pretty good. Kate isn't known for wasting words.
As soon as the house is ready, I'll go back to writing, finish this story and submit it.
I admit, I'm very frustrated right now. There's nothing I'd like better than to take the next couple of weeks and do nothing but write, write, write. Not gonna happen.
BUT, I can say that the house is really starting to look great. A room we had used primarily for storage is completely cleared out and nearly staged. Today -- the guest room.
COngrats and when are you goign to send the query off officially to Kate Duffy?
When I finish writing the story. It could be a couple of months yet.
Congrats on that win, Sela!!
Congratulations! All the queries were great, and you must be so thrilled!
Congrats! Way to go Sela.
Congratulations, Sela! Fingers crossed for you!
Congrations, Sela, that's wonderful! :)
And WHY, pray tell, am I only able to find this out on your blog? Why aren't you shouting it from the rooftops, hmmm? You know where I'm thinking about....
Huge Congratulations, love!
Now that's SATISFACTION!
Congrats, Sela! That's wonderful. And just so you know, I know a great realtor ;-)
OMG! That is SO cool!
Just seeing Kate Duffy's name makes me hyperventilate. I'll probably be like 80 before I work up the courage to submit to her.
Congratulations! That's an awesome achievement!
She's already rejected me once, Shannon. Once you get past the first R, she seems much more approachable. *gg*