Congratulations to Wendy Wallach, winner of Stephenie Meyer's The Host, my first book giveaway!
I’m taking baby steps toward branching out and getting my name in front of (hopefully) prospective clients. I know it might take some time to build, but I’m trying to get the word out in a low-key way at first, so it’s out there but I’m still flying relatively low under the radar.
I've also hit a bit of a stride with queries—I sent out 8 in the past month, which might not seem like a lot, but it is for me. I have a few other ideas that I need to formulate into queries, as well. Which brings me to my dilemma—I have 2 ideas for 2…shall we say, edgy…markets. My ideas relate to the overall theme of each publication, but are fairly benign compared to some of the other articles I’ve read on these sites. But to be honest, I’m a little leery about sending either query. Not that I have a problem with the focus of either site, but others might.
Most of the pieces I’ve done have been pretty mild—business profiles, author interviews, historical pieces, etc. I’ve been querying a variety of markets over the past few weeks, but all have been fairly tame. These 2 may not be viewed as such, so now I’m not even sure if I should send my pitches. So do I just throw caution to the wind and send them, or stick to the cautious path and not send them?
What about you? Have you ever not pitched a market because of how it might reflect on you, or because you were concerned about how others might react?