Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Showing Off Her Nunchuck Skills

A while back, I posted a review of Elana Johnson's awesome new ebook, From the Query to the Call. I found out later that anyone who purchases that ebook, gets a query shredding from the Query Ninja herself, Miss ElanaJ.

So, I took my query that had already been through the wringer with some awesome help from Suzanne Palmieri and great advice over on Beth Revis's blog, and sent it over to Elana. She applied her ninja skills and helped me polish it up. Now it's all shiny and sparkly. That's what ninjas do, right? Make things shiny and sparkly? ;D

Head on over and check it out, if you'd like. I'd love to hear what you think.

Happy Tuesday!!

BTW: I know it's nunchaku, not nunchuck. My reasoning is long and boring. I'll spare you.


  1. Good point, Suzanne! Thanks for the laugh! :D

  2. I love the new query! Elana gave you some great advice and your book sounds fun.

  3. Sweet! I'll go check it out. This is how we met, if you remember...

    Those were the days. ;)

  4. Natalie: Thank you!

    Tere: It was a special time, wasn't it? :D That old query was SO bad. Makes me cringe just thinking about it.

  5. Yes, it is good. And, Elana has mad skills! Really, she should be an editor with her keen eye. She says things that make me think "yeah, that's right", but I could never come up w/ them myself...

    how does it feel to have such a polished query now? so cool!

  6. I just checked it out, too. Good job! It's really tight.

  7. Wow--Your query was good already, but I really love the changes Elana made. Your query now slaps people in the face with the story and doesn't let up. Best of luck!!

  8. That query is looking good. Excellent work by both of you!

  9. Susan: Thanks!

    Tess: Thanks! I love that it feels so polished, but the true test will be when I send it out. Makes my stomach all twirly just thinking about it. :)

    Elana: You rock!! :)

    MC: Thanks!

    jj: Thanks! You make my query sound so violent. I like. :D

    Tricia: Thanks!