Thursday, October 27, 2011

Queries, Synopsis, and Publishing

For the last two days my mind has been filled with articles, blogs, and comments about queries and synopsis' and it is now spinning. I ask myself, why are you letting yourself be worried about this right now? I guess my answer is, I went to the conference and met with an agent and he asked for them.

I know I am have a long way to go before I really need to worry about these things, especially since I am still in revisions, but they are still playing with my self-esteem and confidence. I am so grateful for the people in my life that keep encouraging me, actually I don't know what I would do without all of you, but I would really love to hear more comments from you about my book-honest ones at that-and just know that I am a little scared of it all!

I thought maybe this would be a good time to put in a little exert from my book to get your opinions. I did first think that maybe a recipe would be good for today, but personally I think something from my book is just what the blog ordered...okay a silly play on words. Please give me your feed back and know that this is another hint into my world of the Djen and Stevie's journey.

The terrain around the house gave Colten an excellent advantage for surveillance. An advantage he had used wisely for nearly two decades. Summer or winter, the variety of foliage provided by the ponderosa pine, spruces, aspens, cotton woods, and other species offered Colten an assortment of hiding places in the trees, allowing him to remain virtually undetectable either from the ground or higher elevations. From an early age, his only purpose for existing was protecting his charge from detection by the rebel forces on their home plane.
            Colten was trying to be patient, but for the first time in eighteen years he had lost track of Stevie. He listened for anything that would signal someone or something coming up the driveway, a change in the wind, some sound or smell (he could follow Stevie’s trail just by the scent of her shampoo). Nothing. Nervously jumping from tree to tree, anxious as a caged animal, he wished she would come home and again be under his protection.

So, give me feedback, I am curious as to what you think. Don't be shy, and don't hold back. It's the only way sometimes for me to see what I need to work on or if it is great the way it is. I look forward to your comments!

Thanks and love, Lisa 


  1. Sounds great! I really like how much is left to the imagination

  2. What a great teaser! Since we meet on a fairly regular basis, I will save my two cents until then, but of course you already know my thoughts on this excerpt.

    Don't sweat the query and synopsis yet, just concentrate on the task at hand and everything will fall into place.

    Love ya!

  3. that was great! did want to tell you though how to spell excerpt. there, that's better.