query, query, query. if you're sick of this topic, sorry (BUT, there's a chance i'll switch topics at some point in this post. i may have a one-track mind, but it's also hard to stay focused on any one thing for too, too long these days.)
one of the reasons i suck at querying is...
i still have no confidence when it comes to writing one.
so, i love every single version i create...until it gets a critique or a rewrite.
then, i'm like, oh, yeah, you're so right. ack, it's ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE! i SO see what's wrong with it now!!!! (i was like so blind before!)
(trash it.) (rewrite it.) (send it out to people who may or may not be sick of seeing the 167th version of shelby's query)
another critique comes in. this time a rewrite by a stranger on a forum! (fresh eyes. yes!) ooooh, this version is GREAT! why couldn't i put it like that! (i use the rewrite in its entirety.) was it even in my MC's voice? probably not. who knows, really. i lose shelby's voice sometimes when i'm in the midst of query drafting.
(to be totally honest, i lose a bit of my MIND when query drafting!)
(do you wonder why i punctuate even though i don't capitalize?---see, that's me getting off-track.) shh, don't tell christy I added this - but why does she capitalize WORDS when she doesn't capitalize letters? these are things I want to know. er - erica
(am i even supposed to hyphenate one-track and off-track?)
and that's my signal to sign off for this post.
i bet you can't wait!!!
Oh, and anyone else having trouble with Blogger? We schedule our posts and they're not going up on time. Which accounts for us posting on random days and times. >:(