Today’s Bad Querying Idea*

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*THAT SEEMED GOOD FOR ABOUT TWELVE SECONDS

Shortly before or after querying an agent, write a post in which I mention. them by name and say lovely things about them. My post will be humorous, heartbreaking, romantic, written in gorgeous language, and filled with fabulous world-building. When they google themselves (fess up. You do it.), they’ll find my blog. They’ll say “I’ve never read anything so humorous, heartbreaking, romantic, written in such gorgeous language, and filled with fabulous world-building. I’ll check my slush pile. I hope she’s queried me.”

I’m Supposed to Be Writing

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I’m actually

  • Watching the garage door across the street go up and down
  • Trying to figure out if the sculpture across the street was made by NambĂ©
  • Repeatedly watching a short video of my 3 month-old granddaughter gurgling and shrieking.
  • Trying to decide if I want a mocha or a regular latte