Monday, March 21, 2011

Jen Daiker


This week is Jen Daiker week on The QQQE. Okay, no. It's not actually going to last all week, but I will be featuring Jen, and her query, for a few days, and I won't be blogging this Friday (my sister will be in town, yay) so Jen will be making up three out of four posts this week.

It's awesome, I know.

So before we get started, I just want to make sure you all know who she is. I know she's one of the most popular bloggers on the internet, so I realize that the chances that you know me, and don't know her, are very slim, but you never know. Man, that's a lot of knowing.

Jen is the charming young lady and wonderful writer who runs the blog Unedited. Please go there and make sure you're following her. You won't be disappointed.

She and I started blogging around the same time last year, yet she has more than twice the followers I do. That's because Jen is one of the most giving and supportive bloggers out there.

Anyway, she's at the point where she is nearly ready to begin querying her novel. Jen has asked me to feature her query here, on the QQQE, to see if we can't all help her polish it until it shines. I have to say her query is quite good already, but I think we can get it a little bit better.

I'll be sharing her query tomorrow, in its current format. Then on Wednesday I'll be giving Jen some feedback, and asking you all to do the same. For now, just make sure you follow her blog, and let us know if you have any questions.

44 comments:

Bish Denham said...

I'm looking forward to this query! Go, Jen, Go!

Jen Daiker said...

Wow Matt! This is the sweetest thing ever! A whole blog post just about me?! Then a whole two extra blog posts for my query! I'm flattered, and also feel a little bad for taking up all this time!

I love the blogosphere and all the amazing people who I meet! You are one that I've been more than happy to know and over the moon to have met before I became a serious writer!

I look forward to your thoughts as well as others are this query awesomeness... let the nerves begin!

Laura Pauling said...

Can't wait! Jen is extremely supportive and fun! Yay for Jen Daiker week. :)

Jess said...

Jen's awesome~ this'll be great!

Tracy said...

Oooh! I love helping people dig into their queries, so I'm game! It's one of the things I miss most about my regular days over at the Brans forums.

I must do this thing you have where you get other people to take over your blog for you for nearly a week at a time. How very clever.

Sarah said...

I went over there and followed--so now I'm looking forward to seeing Jen's query!

Donna Weaver said...

lol I'm one who's been following but not her. I've fixed that. Thanks!

Suzie F. said...

Looking forward to reading your query, Jen!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jen is awesome!
And I see you're also closing in on 600 followers.

Shain Brown said...

Well I was one of those people, but because of your blog I now know of her. Ouch, that hurt my head. Thanks for the low down and I look forward to this. Thanks.

salarsenッ said...

Love Jen! She has so much energy and enthusiasm. Looking forward to it all!

Jaydee Morgan said...

Looking forward to it - and who wouldn't love a week of Jen.

Lydia K said...

Jen is a gem for sure. :)
Looking forward to the query! I hope I can learn something. I need to query in the next few months, ugh.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Aw, I love Jen! She's such a sweetie, and like you said, giving and supportive. I have a feeling she's going to be super successful very soon.

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

I am already a follower. And yes, she is awesome!

Katie Mills said...

awesome! Looking forward to her query!

Michelle Merrill said...

Saweet! This will be a ton of fun. Gotta love Jen, she's rockin' awesome. Can't wait to see the query.

Jen Daiker said...

Wow all the love and support! You guys are making me teary eyed!! I heart you all so much and it's an absolute pleasure to be in your presence day in and day out! I hope to one day be able to meet all of you!!

Carolina is the sweetest girl alive! I can feel the excitement and supportiveness running through each comment but that one made my day for sure!!!!

Less nervous about tommorrow now!

Read my books; lose ten pounds! said...

How did I miss your blog. Thanks for following. I enjoyed digging around your blog. :)

Paul Joseph said...

Thanks for the introduction, Matt. I'm off to her blog now.

Karen Lange said...

Enjoy Jen's blog, so will look forward to this!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. It's nice to meet you!

Happy Monday,
Karen

Kerri Cuev said...

Nice to meet you Matt. I look forward to helping Jen. Now to go check out her blog :)

Bryan Russell (Ink) said...

Looking forward to the query!

L.T. Elliot said...

Nice to meet you, Matt. =] Jen is pretty awesome. I'm fairly new to her world but it's been fun getting to know her better through her blog.

Excited to get to know you better, too. =]

Kristi Helvig said...

Thanks for pointing us to Jen's blog. I hadn't heard of her but am now a follower. Can't wait to see the query!

Emily White said...

Yay for Jen! She *is* such a sweetheart.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Jen is awesome! I love her.

Colene Murphy said...

Hurray!! Can't wait! Jen rocks!

Christina Lee said...

YAY Jen!!!! <<<333! I agree, her query is pretty Kick A now, so I'll be curious to hear what everyone comes up with!

Jessica Bell said...

Yay! go Jen!

Abby Minard said...

Love Jen! Glad she is submitting her query here!

Hollister Ann Grant said...

Just a quick comment to tell you I love your new photo on the website.

Lindsay said...

Yay Jen. Can't wait to support her and help out :)

Old Kitty said...

Hello Jen Daiker!! Great to see you here at Uncle Mat's place!
:-)
Take care
x

randine said...

Can't wait to read your query, Jen!

Talli Roland said...

Yay Jen! She's so lovely and so suppportive. Can't wait to see her query!

Marsha Sigman said...

This is great! Love her and can't wait to see the query!

Nicki Elson said...

Awesome! I don't think I have much to offer advice-wise on queries (SO not my strong suit) but I bet I'll learn a lot. ;)

Sara McClung ♥ said...

ooooh! can't wait :) I can tell by Jen's blog that she's a good writer, so I bet her query is fabulous!

ali said...

Sounds great!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sounds like a great week.

LTM said...

ooo... love me some Jen Daiker. I think I've seen her query. I'm sure she's been tinkering w/it, but when I saw it last week I said, "Uhh... write mine now?" :D She's a natural. *heart* you guys~

Vicki Rocho said...

Looking forward to it!

A Backwards Story said...

I love that you focus on queries and that this is a writing-focused journal. I've just started adding the writing element to my book blog.

Thanks for finding me via Elana! Your blog seems really interesting and I'm so glad to have found it through your comment. *follows back*

Off to check out Jen's blog now!