Just sent off the first query letter. Ahhhhh.
It’s been sitting in my ‘drafts’ folder, waiting for me to spontaneously develop awesome query-letter-writing skills. Seems NaNoWriMo does not, in fact, help develop such skills. So i finally screamed ‘don’t let perfect be the enemy of good!’ at my email client, hit ‘send’, and my certainly-not-perfect, probably not even really ‘good’, query letter is on its way.
…i don’t know how optimistic to be over this. Maybe i’ll get a rep on the very first try, woohoo! Or maybe i’ll end up falling into the common new-writer habit of collecting rejection letters. ‘Form rejection, one point! Personal rejection, two points! Not-this-one-but-send-us-your-next-work rejection, five points!’
I’m kind of expecting the latter, but wouldn’t exactly mind the former.