Ok. I don’t like this part. I admit to a healthy case of dislike. A really strong case of dislike but I know it’s inevitable.
I’ve edited my book twice all the way through. Once online and once by hardcover. Now I’m going through it chapter by chapter with my critique partners. I’m still finding errors.
I want it to be the best work I’ve ever done so far.
But I also wrote my query letter. I had to start that part too because I know it will take a few attempts to get it just right.
And then I really got nuts and sent it out to an agent. On a Friday night at 5:50PM.
You guessed it. At 9:20 AM Monday morning, the first rejection appeared in my inbox.
So maybe I don't have the query letter down yet. Maybe I selected the wrong agent who really didn’t represent what I wrote—maybe I didn’t do my homework as well as I should have done.
But I had to try. It’s sort of like taking a lick of the frosting on the cake before it is time to officially cut and serve it. Just a taste.
But I admit to this. I don’t like this part. Not at all. But it’s inevitable.
What part of writing are you struggling with today?