Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Having a Couple of Poles in the Water

Here's where the ol' Kansas boy shines through; I'm using a fishing metaphor for the querying process.

I've slapped on a new coat of spit and polish to Rock Gods and Scary Monsters and sent a few queries. Yes, I'm still querying The House Eaters. I see this as having two different poles in the water (each sporting different bait). I'm not sure who/what is going to be in the pond, so I might as well bring the whole arsenal. The agent field is much more open for Rock Gods because it is more mainstream.

Here's the baited hook:

"Before his uncle comes home from the war in Iraq, high school senior Elliot Harris is poised to conquer the world as the next big Rock God. But Uncle Eli, Elliot’s guitar hero, returns with deep physical and mental scars, shattering Elliot’s narrow vision of the future in Rock Gods and Scary Monsters..."

Now let's hope someone bites.

(man...I sound like a hick today)

13 comments:

Catherine J Gardner said...

Good luck, good luck, good luck.

Aaron Polson said...

Thanks Cate. I tire of this querying business rather easily.

katey said...

Like the hook (and/or bait!) very much, Aaron. I feel your pain on this query thing, man. Soon I'll be going for two at once, as well-- to date, I've had one, then the other, if you know what I mean.

It's a soul-crushing business, querying. But it always has moments of sublime clarity, too. Here's wishing you loads of the latter!

Aaron Polson said...

Thanks, Katey.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Sounds like an interesting premise. I'd bite. Sounds like a microcosm of the bigger reality and that rings very true with everyone today, not just teens.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Sweet lure : )

Aaron Polson said...

Jamie - That's my goal.

Natalie - not as sweet as those boy bands, but...

ElanaJ said...

That's some shiny bait, my friend. Good luck in the query pool!

Aaron Polson said...

Elana - I hope so...thanks

Jameson T. Caine said...

Here's hoping your query is the metaphorical equivalent of dynamite and agents come floating to the top all around you. ;)

Aaron Polson said...

Oh...dynamite. Now that sounds good...

Brendan P. Myers said...

That's the same analogy I've always used. Best of luck.

PS: Enjoyed the hell out of "Flyover Country." Even in a post-zombie apocolypse . . . boys will be boys.

Aaron Polson said...

Thanks Brendan; I haven't cracked the book yet, but I'm looking forward to it.