I did it.
Yesterday I sent out my first query to an agent. After I sent it my fingers were all tingly and I got a little light headed. I get that way everytime I send something out. I guess I’ll feel that way a lot since I’d like to send out at least 3-4 more queries. Still, it’s good to have actually done it. I feel like I’ve taken a huge step forward after months of being tied up in the starting gate. Now I just have to wait, 2-3 weeks, according to the agent’s website. Maybe I’ll have heard back from Harlequin by then.
Heroes and heroines….. my how they’ve changed. I’m currently reading an old Nora Roberts book. It was published by Silhouette in 1983. That was right around the time when I was really into Harlequin books. Back then the heroes were really kind of jerks. Really pushy egotistical jerks with gobs of money. And usually the heroines were delicate wisps of fluff without a brain in their heads who were down on their luck. I remember one I read way back in the 80’s where the hero thought that the heroine (who was only 18) was a call girl there to sleep with him. What the heck????
So, here I am. I write about the common man. My heroes are usually small town guys who are comfortable but not rolling in the dough (with a few exceptions) and they don’t push the heroine into anything they’re not ready for. And the heroines are definitely silly pieces of fluff.
Is there anyone out there who likes that 80’s kind of pushy hero?
I did it.