Up until recently, I had a manuscript out with an agent. Well over the allotted number of weeks had gone by, and I was coming dangerously close to sending that “nudge” email. In fact, the only reason I didn’t send it was because I wasn’t sure what exactly to say. “Uh, hey, remember me and my book from a few months ago? Have you, uh, like, read it yet? Just wondering!”
I was lucky enough to run across this blog post by Vickie Motter on her blog Navigating the Slushpile. This isn’t a hard and fast rule, of course, but I think it’s SO useful to see at least one example of a “nudge” email. It seems simple enough, but goodness knows that during the querying stage we authors are quite afraid of taking a wrong step! Thanks for the info! Her blog also is filled with lots of information and tips that are useful to writers! Check it out!
(Unfortunately for me, before I had to send the “nudge” email, I received a rejection on the manuscript. But I persevere!)