Well, after the third round of revisions on the query came back I am no closer to having a good one. Don't get me wrong I recieved some excellent feedback, the problem is most of it was really good and I tried to incorporate it all into the next round of revisions. So the last one is 320 words. The first one was 238. I know what I want to say, now I'm all just screwed up in how to say it. And as we all know, the recommendation on a query is 250 words or less.
And I just erased 4 paragraphs from this post because it was all blather. Less is more, so they say, I just have to try and get it there.
And I just erased 2 more paragraphs from this post because it was all blather. See what happens when I try and get up early to post.
Agents in my genre are limited. Although Donald Maass says he reads everything that crosses the e-mail file and if he finds something he likes, he'll rep it. HA wouldn't THAT be the %$#@ing balls. (Excuse my vernacular)
Truthfully, I'm so sick of this process, no, wait, I take that back, I'm not sick of the process, I'm sick of the rejection. I'm sick of the form rejection. Hopefully this time someone will send me a rejection with notes. So I'll know what the hell I'm doing. Then again, hopefully someone will say, yeah, I'll take you on as a client. Wouldn't that be sweet.
If I could only get an agent, then a contract, then I could just write the rest of the books, like I want to. The agent could handle all the agent bullshit and I could just write. For now. I have a marketing/PR strategy all set to go. Believe me, I have thought about this. I have a career arc, I know EXACTLY where I want to be 10 years from now. I know EXACTLY how to get there. I just need someone to give me a freaking chance.
Okay, I need to go upstairs now and start my real day. Small One is going to school today whether she's still got the sniffles or not. I've got more line edits to run.
More agents to query. I wonder if I can re-query those I already have but gotten a form rejection. No; no is no I think.
Small One's feet have just hit the floor. Have a lovely day.