I had a huge pity party yesterday. I didn't invite anyone, so please don't be offended. The food wasn't that great and there was no band, no disco ball. There wasn't even any booze. *gasp!*
I am SO BEYOND EMBARRASSED about my query letter.
I posted it before, thinking, 'eh, why not?' Then, I posted it again yesterday, trying to participate in our little makeshift query critique group.
In reading all of your queries, I grew more and more embarrassed about mine. Seriously, yours are all so good! Mine is about three pages too long, though I have NO idea how it happened. At one point, I had it down to 250 like a good little query writer. I seriously spiraled out of control, and I blame it on reserach. Turns out, there IS such a thing as TOO MUCH RESERACH. Who knew!?
Anyway, I made myself crazy over this stupid thing, and now you've all seen the truth. THAT is embarrassing.
Ugh. That's all. Just getting it off my chest. I am SO disappointed that I queried before I was ready. Agents must have me pinned up on a wall of Query Suicide Examples.
Putting my baby on the shelf is a hard and bitter pill to swallow.
BUT, alas, ONWARD AND UPWARD! Right!?
The good news? I'm truly excited to be making so many connections with all of you. Janet's (AND Liz's!) Pay It Forward contest has brought a lot of us together, and for that I am thankful.