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.