Okay, so I have officially sent out my first query to a Literary Agency!! I have to say I am a little nervous about it zipping off electronically through cyber space to end up in somebody's 'in-box'. I am sure they will be totally bogged down with manuscripts, but hope and pray they read and enjoy the book, or at least the first 10 pages of it!! Book 'A' is now out in the world, how many submissions do we think it will take until someone picks it up......I should start a wager with you all!
I found writing the main query letter was extrememly difficult. In fact it may have been harder than writing the manuscript! Okay, maybe not but there was alot of anxiety and re-writing that occured just for it to be emailed. I do understand that the query is equally important as the manuscript itself but why? The book is speaking for itself, the query is just you, nothing but you and your accomplishments, so why does it need to be so perfect? I understand the need for good spelling, punctuation and grammar but perfection? I hope perfection shines through in my query, I followed all guidelines to a tee, or at least I think I did....now I am doubting myself!! See, sheer anxiety over this submission, please let them love it so I don't have more queries to write.
So, as we discussed in a previous post, it is summertime, and I have been enjoying it to the fullest so far. I am not going to beat around the bush......I have written NOTHING!!!!!!!! That's right, zip, zilch, zero!!!
Too much fun has been infiltrating my writing time. Swimming, gardening, trips to the Zoo and farm, all these have taken priority the last few weeks. I know I need to prioritize a little better, and I will, I promise....this Fall!!!!!! No, no, no...I am sorry, that was a bad joke! Seriously I will take more time and finish my Book 'B' by later this Summer/Fall.