Who totally loves rejection? Raise your hand.
The business of sending query letters is brutal. Ask any writer. Ever heard of the slush pile? Well, when you’re an unpublished, unagented author, it’s NOT where you want to be. (Seriously, my stomach churns at the very thought!)
I’m a novelist. It takes me pages and pages (and pages) to say anything. To be asked to describe my story in 300 words is practically torture. But I did it. And it worked. Sure, it took me five years and about a hundred drafts of said query letter. But still.
I’ve heard that there are writers out there who actually excel at drafting query letters. Who are these elusive people? And where were you five years ago?
So, hey, my writerly friends….what has your experience been with querying agents? Sucky? Fun? And what did you learn?