Holiday Querying Blues


Guest post by S. L. Bynum

Wait, it’s almost Christmas already?

But I still have so much to do for my writing career! I have to edit my query letter, write a synopsis, research agents, e-mail my queries before literary agents take time off for the holidays…

This was me for the last seven years or so, because every time the end of the December comes, agents take a couple of weeks off and don’t respond to emails. It’s agonizing, desperately waiting for a reply about your future as an author and they aren’t even in their offices.

I’m sure plenty of writers go through this when they’re trying to get published. But we must remember what’s most important. Being with family, taking a break from querying, eating cookies, drinking eggnog, cursing out agents in our head, opening presents, writing another book in the meantime…

just keep writing

And have a happy holidays!

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S. L. Bynum fell in love with writing at the age of twelve, when she attempted to imitate a “Goosebumps” book. It was awful. Once she started getting better at writing, she realized she wanted to be an author. Her first published novel is Grim Crush, based off her own teenage love experience, and Dreamvision is her second. Besides books, she loves desserts, fashion, dancing (mostly when she’s alone), and playing video games. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with her family. To find out more about her and her books, you can follow her on Facebook ( or Twitter (@WriterSLBynum).

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