Somewhere between college and now, I transformed from:
I’m still unclear as to how this transformation took place. Or why this lack of organization only applies to tracking my personal life and not my work life.
In a short period I will be ready to query agents again and I’m getting ready by whipping out my trusted electronic spreadsheet and starting to create a sheet to track all my queries. Not only am I hoping it helps combat my inner unorganized self and be a much better system then my last one which resembled the scribbles above, but that it will help me to start treating querying more like I treat my other organized business activities. And for some reason it just feels like being organized with my writing will make it feel more professional.
Here’s to hoping anyway!
And for those that don’t like spreadsheets, I’ve heard www.querytracker.net has a wonderful system to help you keep track of queries. I’m sure other systems of organization work as well. I used to be a fan of note cards back in the day, too, and organized many things that way.
I know there has to be tons of other ways to organize who/when/how/what/response on querying. Any suggestions for blog readers?
--Emily, Miss Awaiting an Agent