4.11.2011

query = torture

i've come to find that in my experience the word query is synonymous with torture. plain and simple. writing a query letter is a mind fuck.

here's the task...

take your manuscript and mold it into a one page sales pitch. sounds easy enough. but sifting out only the most compelling aspects from 400 pages and 100's of unwritten pages of back story which reside only in my head is not easy. it's torture.

then, as if that isn't enough, it needs to be flawless, intriguing, showcase one's writing style, and well, basically brilliant.

so...that's where i'm at.

i. am. being. tortured.

*English School - Woman on a Ducking Stool, Accused of Witchcraft, illustration from a collection of chapbooks on esot*

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