First, don't forget to check out the Sisterhood of the Traveling Blog post for the week on "A-ha moments in writing!" by Laura Diamond! Also, see earlier posts by the other sisters, Zoe Courtman, Danyelle Leafty, and posted and myself.
Okay. On to querying. Boo! Did I scare you?
Are any of you out there afraid of querying? Possibly making up excuses to do yet another edit or revision before querying?
Because, let's face it. Querying will always involve rejections. I think I've gotten a thick skin from querying in the past but still. When you put our your nice, new, shiny manuscript out in the worlds, inevitably you WILL see those words.
Thank you for your interest in our agency. I'm afraid I'll have to pass on your novel, MY BABY, THE LOVE OF MY LIFE, THE FRUIT OF MY LOOM, METAPHORICALLY SPEAKING. The publishing world is very subjective and yada yada yada.
Any of you ever get palpitations hitting that send button while querying? Or needed a glass of wine/Xanax/transcendental meditation to do so?
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