Dear Literary Agents Worldwide,
I see it now. When I first starting sending query letters, you read between the lines. I wasn’t ready. I wasn’t skilled enough at writing a novel to see the next one forming already. I surely wasn’t skilled enough to have the revision process down. Hell, I was still shocked I’d even finished a story the first time I sent a query letter.
For that first novel, the one that sat in my google drive for two long years after I tried sending out five heartbreaking query letters, I wasn’t even convinced it was good. I absolutely was not ready to jump with both feet into the writing business and abandon my day job. I loved teaching. I was good at teaching. Somehow, among all those words on the query, you saw that.
Fast forward to today. Finished novels, edited novels, honing my craft, and studying my craft. Calling myself a writer. Writing. Editing. Reading. Repeat. I’m ready.
I still love my day job, like many great authors before me have loved teaching. But when you have the opportunity to bring our your inner child and let them loose in the real world to live their dream, you do it. My inner child wants to write. Every single day. She wants to set her stories and ideas loose on the world. She is ready.
So this time I hope the newest batch of query letters have that passion between the lines of type. Together we can make the stories a reality.