When a clueless, yet well-meaning husband struggles to understand his spouse’s lengthy querying process, the persistent agent-seeking wife must dig deep for patience and understanding before she starts thinking that his non-writerly advice to ‘just call and find out what’s going on’ starts to make sense. THE NON-QUERYING SPOUSE would appeal to anyone waiting for a response on a query and their significant other who, although wonderful in every other aspect, just doesn’t get it.

First 250:

“You’re still waiting to hear back on your query?” my husband asks.

“Yeah, I might have to revise it. I’ll just wait and see wha…”

“I don’t understand why you’re sweating this. Just call the agents up and ask them what they think.”

For the record, if my husband weren’t so generally competent and handy around the house, I’d question his overall sanity and have him committed.

“It doesn’t work like that. They’re not pizza guys you can just call and ask how much longer it’ll be.”

“Why not?”

At least he’s a great father. 

“Because I’m not the only one who ordered a pizza. They have hundreds of deliveries to make.”

“So just email them.”

And last week he even cleaned up after himself.

“No, I’ll wait.”

“What’s so hard? Just call and ask what they thought of your story instead of driving yourself crazy waiting. I’m sure they’ll tell you.”

Uh, yeah, ‘cause that’s how it works.

“I’m not calling. Querying takes time….A lot of time.”

“I thought writing the book was the thing that took all the time, or did you just say that to get out of doing laundry?”

(For the record, a joke is only funny when both people laugh)

“It’ll happen. Thousands of writers are waiting. It’s not just me.”

“Okay, have it your way, but I don’t get it.”


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