Query on My Wayward Son…
Some people hate the querying process.
I love it!
Not because I write stellar query letters that grab the attention of every agent I submit to. The ones that have those wonderful, Tardis-fierce agents knocking down my door.
Nope. In fact, I wonder if I’ll ever master the perfect 250 word, Please-Pick-Me! pitch (but I’ma tryin’! (-:)
No, I love the querying process because of my gambling problem.
…Hold on, my husband’s calling my sponsor.
Okay, he’s gone.
So here are the odds.
You’re not gonna believe this.
Sure you can handle it?
The querying process rules because…
You get as many chances as you want.
No limit. No bouncers. No annoying creditors. No face in the toilet. No Breathalyzer. No bail money…
Sorry, I hear you crying in your head. Haven’t quite mastered all the steps yet.
…So that’s right. Unlimited chances at your dream. Nobody can stop you. Nobody.
Think about it, we never not have a chance (now my grammar-check is crying).
But it’s true!
It’s the coolest deal ever. Never too old, never too short, too tall, too why-can’t-you-be-more-like-your-sister..er, sorry.
I know the whole process can be a little overwhelming. I just started myself (I know, shocker). Writing, querying, blogging, Twittering. I’m still trying to figure everything out (um-any help on how to sign out of Twitter on my phone would be much appreciated). But don’t let it get you down! Never forget your daydreams of writing for a living and ditching that 9-5 (my favorite daze).
I am absolutely loving the writing journey. So far, I’ve written three books…the first two don’t count because they were too busy sucking the big learning-curve lollipop, but that’s okay. Nobody’s there with a limit-clipboard, and unsightly chin hair checking off how many shots I’ve already taken at my dream.
No limit yo.
Sure, I’d love this last book to be The One… but, if not this one, I’ll just improve and write another one.
See how great that is?
Another amazing thing about the querying process is discovering a whole online community of the most generous writers (people) EVER.
They all seriously need halos.
The wonderful ladies of #PitchMas, and fabulous Brenda Drake of #PitchWars command blogs that will soothe any newbie-writer’s soul. Honestly, they’ve helped me more than I can say-in ways that they will never know. And I can’t thank them enough. But since my first born was already taken, I gave them my first Tweet.
It’s the same thing right?
So in the spirit of blogging-it-forward, and because I know I’m sometimes more comfortable stalking than talking also, below are just a few more of the many lovely-links floating out there that will give you more insight than I could ever impart. They have bloggy words of wisdom, unbelievable contests, fancy fonts, and everything! Go to them! I promise you’ll be glad you did.
And, do me a bloggy favor, when you make it- please post that success story! I live for those. Don’t you?
Now write-up! Remember, we never not have a chance! (-:
Where are you guys in the process?
Thanks for stopping by and not running away from my MyInnerMG! (-:
- Sun Versus Snow: The Mentors (chasingthecrazies.wordpress.com)
Please feel free to leave any other helpful links in the comments.