In queries and stuff
Wow I love this and also truer words have yet to be said - I love an authentic, warm, personable query. I have read every single joke on the planet and I do not want to see another one in a query letter lololol
When I read your headline it struck fear: I’ve written an at times funny memoir with lots of funny drawings, and hence, am pitching it with plenty of jokes and goofy illustrations in my cover letter. And I’ve had *interest* from plenty of agents, but no deal yet. Which is kind of excruciating. Anyway I sent it to you as part of the 50 Queries project, and I feared you were about to spank me for my impertinence Query tone and book tone can/should match, correct? It’s a kind of writing sample after all...he writes hopefully.
When I first started writing academic essays I always included a few lighthearted comments because I figured the person marking my assignment would be bored and might need some distraction. Turns out I was wrong. I also neglected to explain concepts in any detail because they were the expert and why did I need to explain something they already knew? It took me ages to work out the protocols, so I appreciate you spelling things out in plain english. Also, I haven't answered your poll because I like all the stuff.