I have a fun problem to have and need some advice.
As I posted a few weeks ago, I’m taking a vacation from querying; mostly because I needed a break from the rejection, but also because I now think that my first novel is part of a trilogy. When I pitched it, I pitched it as standalone, so I’m using this summer to take a step back, see if I really do have more there and reevaluate my strategy.
The beauty of the break was no rejections, but today I got my first partial request in a while. It’s an agent I saw at a conference a couple of years ago and liked from a distance (saw her present, but didn’t meet her one-on-one) and I queried her about a year ago, when Phoenix was an only child.
So now I have this partial request for what I think is an outdated query. I don’t want to turn it down (while I’m vacationing, I’m not stupid) but should I tell her that I think this is part of something bigger, or should I just send in the first 50 and synopsis and if I’m so lucky as to have her ask for more, and then want to talk further … I’m not one to count all my chickens in one basket.
On the other hand, she might be more intrigued with the idea of a series. I haven’t done the research into pitching series yet so I don’t know if that’s more sought after or not.
So, what do you guys think? Tell about the possible new direction, or send her what she asked for?