I’ve poured my blood, sweat and tears in to my novel. Let trusted friends point out my baby’s flaws so that I could fix it (yes, I know I have an addiction to misplaced commas and apostrophes). I have a story ready to be read.
Now the hard part begins. I must fluff my feathers, preen to the nth degree, and sell, sell, sell myself to get the attention of an agent. Truth be told, I might be to skinny or too fat or too wordy or too something on any given day that my query letter crosses their path.
This part is worse than a job interview. Or, worse yet, a blind date. At least in an interview or a blind date, you are sitting in front of your intended target and have a sense of how things are going. With an agent query letter, you write the best one you can then send it off and pray they send you something other than a form letter rejection.
Did I mention I’m a terrible dater?