Monday, 8 August 2011

Sucker for Punishment

Yep, you read right.  I'm going full-speed ahead and lining myself up for some brutal punishment.  I have no one to blame but myself.

I've decided to query agents again...

And funny how after a couple years of not hacking out submission queries, you tend to forget a few things.  I can't even look through my saved files to take notes since the computer crashed dramatically a year ago and wiped that out.  But then, considering I wasn't able to attract an agent then, maybe that's a good thing.

For the last couple of hours, I've spent this glorious Monday morning (said with sarcasm...who loves Mondays anyway?) typing and retyping a passable submission query and trying to "get it right."  Jeez, talk about the pressure of trying to sound business-like AND catchy.  Maybe I should take lessons in narrating movie trailers.  Maybe I should just forget about it completely and stick to my publishers.  But I can't shake the feeling that there's more out there for me.  Hence, the predicament of punishment.

So, I pretty much slapped together a moderately pleasing query letter (which I'll probably pick at some more) and sent off my very first submission query in two years.  What a heady experience, I swear my heart was thudding somewhere close to my throat as my finger hovered over the SEND button.  Then I remembered I forgot to add the word count and smacked myself in the head.  See, the punishment begins.  Sigh...

On that note, Happy Monday.



  1. Good luck to you. If I was an agent I would sign you but alas, I am just a Billing Manager! You will find one, when the time is right it will happen. Keep smiling.

  2. Thanks SenoraG!!! I'm gonna keep on plodding along. I'll give myself to the end of the year, though.