I sent my first three queries out tonight. I realized editing and reediting and re-reediting isn’t going to get me anywhere. I’ll always want to change a word or a sentence. If by heaven’s chance this book gets published, I’m sure it’ll be on the shelf and I’d still want things in it changed.
I signed up on querytracker.net. I’ve researched for days. I’ve made lists. Then tonight, after a few days of not-so-good news in other parts of my life, I knew I had to DO something. Something more than changing Sending out the very first e-mail…my hand just hovered over that send button. Because this is when it really starts. My friends and family and peers can give me as much feedback as they can, but they aren’t the ones who need to sell this. To attach it to their career. I give literary agents a ridiculous amount of credit. I couldn’t imagine doing what they do.
Now instead of saying, “So, I wrote this book,” it’s now, “So, I’m trying to publish this book.”