Between all the blogfests I've entered lately, and getting totally psyched about my new work in progress, I've almost forgotten about something hanging over my head: my query letter.
It's so easy to forget about that pesky little thing when you're neck-deep in revisions. It's even easier when you let someone read those revisions, and they tell you they love the story so much that they will die if you don't get it published (you are utterly adorable, Aleeza, and your enthusiasm is a huge boost to my confidence!).
But alas, if I ever AM going to get published, I have to nail that S-O-B.
And this is where I'm stuck.
Trying to shrink 84,000+ words into a 250-word, mind-blowing summary is literally making me feel like my head is going to explode.
They say "be honest" when writing your query. They say "be concise." They say it should be "grabbing." Well, I can do that. I'm brilliant at being brutally honest. In that case, I should be able to write the perfect query letter. I'll try it. Here goes:
Just read the damn manuscript!
Thank you for your time and consideration,
How's that for honest? And how about "grabbing?" Could it get any more concise?
I did it! I did it! I've written the perfect query letter!
I'll be published in no time!
If only I were really that delusional, and if only it were really that easy. Happy Wednesday, all!