I think I’ve revised every sentence in my query at least 3 times today. Good news: it looks better each time. Bad news: tomorrow morning I’ll see more faults. Although right now I feel it’s much better than even an hour ago. I took out some overly worded sentences, added a little more voice, and adjusted the info that I put in. A lot of it is just syntax at this point. Syntax and word-choice. It actually makes me excited about the book again.
I’ve reached out for feedback from a few other people, but alas, not many have written query letters. This is when it would’ve been helpful to have some comedy credentials. Maybe a Conan appearance, or at least a Live at Gotham set on Comedy Central.
Gees, it’s almost 9:00 already. I want to start reading then. I raced around all day, only slowing to drag my sophomores through the last part of part one of The Odyssey. Seriously, the acting chops I put on today trying to sell that it was interesting–Oscar buzz.
Here’s an adulting tip: Even if you don’t like the lesson the teacher is teaching, realize they probably don’t either–but they have to teach it (this book and Shakespeare are the only required texts technically). So…don’t give stink eyes and groans.