As probably noticed, I'm a novice when it comes to book publishing. I need ALL the help I can acquire. Luckily, I have the best editor in the world, Sharon Honeycutt, who is willing to help me along this journey. She recommended trying to publish with a company first and to do that, one must write a query letter.
Well, let me tell you something about query letters. I haven't even sent one yet and it's the biggest pain in my ass! I say that with love because it's the most important part of catching and reeling in an agent, supposedly. No one (and if you think you're the exception, you're lying) wants to read a poorly written, flimsy, and boring book. Lit. Er. Ra. Lly. No. One.
I've discovered quickly that writing a query letter is like trying to convince someone who is deathly allergic to apples to consider even thinking about eating one. Dramatic ... I know, but THAT'S HOW HARD THIS PROCESS IS! ... I'm sorry for shouting, but not really because it's extremely difficult.
Alas, there is a silver lining in my brief but loud vent session, I have some kick ass friends. My small but rapidly growing friend circle is filled with patient, and intelligent souls that are willing to help me destroy my own writing. I can't thank them enough for their morbidity and negativity. That's ass backwards but oh well.
For those interested (according to my subscribers at this point in time, that's two of you, yay) I'll keep you updated on how it goes when I ship it off to have it reviewed.
Wish me luck!