Speaking of holidays, I hope everyone who celebrated got to enjoy theirs. And I see I picked up some new followers over the long weekend. *waves* Promise I'll try to get around to everyone in the next couple of days (NaNoWriMo is almost over).
Please don't ask me why . . . but at one point this weekend I found myself on a website I hadn't been to since high school. How many of you remember Hot or Not ? The website where people willingly post their pictures for strangers to rate based on looks alone? (Apparently, the less clothing you wear the higher the score. . . SHOCKER)
For some reason as I was clicking along, voting --don't judge me, it was research I tell you-- I started thinking how I could draw parallels to hot-or-not and querying agents. Because I can, at this juncture, relate pretty much anything back to querying agents if you give me long enough to think about it.
We're putting a small part of ourselves out there to be judged by agents who have no vested interest in us -- at least, not at this point. Though they judge our words, not our looks (thank goodness!), which is why it really is so important to figure out how to write a query letter that best represents you, right?
Because when an agent reads our query we want them to see . . .
|Henry Cavill - actor|
|Pee Wee Herman - Strange Little Man|
Or so I can put it in terms that my male followers might better understand. We want agents to see this . . .
|I would kill for those boots!|