Amy on writing

I am Querying #7

Hey WPs!

All quiet here on the ole Westphal front. I’m still waiting on 10 query replies and resisting the urge to send out another dozen.

In the mean time. Let’s talk about comps….

Comparable titles. What is this and why do agents want it?

Many agents ask for you to add examples of novels like your own to your query. Like “x meets y equals me” or “People who love x will love me.”

And this little request just might be the death of me. I cannot seem to wrap my head around these comparable titles. What if I’m totally off base and they don’t see the connection? Or what if they hate the that book? Ugh! No likey.

Does any one have any tips for tackling this new bane to my existence?

Drop me a line, HELP!

Otherwise cheers, Amy.

8 thoughts on “I am Querying #7”

  1. I agree with you! Also not a fan of “always looking for NEW voices and FRESH voices in literature,” then in the next breath you’re being labeled and categorized so they can figure out “how to sell it.”

    Shut up, already! ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

    Sorry – didn’t realize I was so tightly wound today. ๐Ÿ˜œ

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  2. Ah… THAT kind of comps. Never having queried an agent, this one is new to me; I have enough trouble thinking up any title for my story, never mind alternatives. And if they’re so well read, can’t they decide whose work it’s like? Aren’t we supposed to be championing our uniqueness and originality? Not claiming to be clones of other writers.

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