Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Query Letter Hell

I just have to get this out of my system really quick.


I just sent my first query (to NB, so I'm just waiting for the form rejection to pop up) and this miserable piece of technology known as a Mac (which is obviously in cahoots with the evil Hotmail goons) decided to put HUGE spaces between everything.

It looked like this while I was typing it out:

Dear Mr. Bransford:

Standardized tests say that Abby is a mathematical genius...

THEN, after it sent and I went and checked it out in the Sent folder (afraid I had done something stupid like forgot the sample pages, or something) I realized it looked like THIS:

Dear Mr. Bransford:

Standardized tests say that Abby is a mathematical genius...

And it did that ALL through the query and the sample pages.

I can't even send another email really quick saying GARRR, sorrysorrysorry!! because I'm not 100% if it will show up that way to him, and I don't know how to send him a fixed copy. Seriously, I don't know what I did. I just put one space between the paragraphs. Probably had something to do with copying and pasting from Mac Word (another stunning display of craptastic-ness)...

Anyway, excuse me while I go beat my head against the wall...

ETA: Oh, yes, I should add this. I GOT A PARTIAL REQUEST!!! SQUEEE!!! All those head dents in the wall were unnecessary!!


  1. I am in query letter hell as well and an avid reader of dear Mr. Bransford's blog. I will be querying him soon, im just waiting for an exclusive I sent to the hailed Mr.Goldblatt to comeback with my -hopefully not- rejection.
    I don;t think it will be that big of a deal as long as he can read it, good luck~!

  2. Becca! Elu! Heard you got a request for a partial though, so it still all turned out GREAT! CONGRATULATIONS!!!