I’ve finally done it. I’m officially an Insecure Writer.
Two months ago I finished my first novel, a science-fiction romance. I wrote my query letter and synopsis, and I described my book in thirty words. The worst is over, I thought.
But, I’ve hit the wall. Submitting the queries. Navigating the arcane submission rituals (different for every agent) is a test of my patience, not to mention my self-esteem. Have I been under a rock for the last two years writing the novel, completing HTRYN, and everything else? Apparently.
OUTLOOK, the email of choice for so many agents, is kicking my rear. I can’t get it to work from my PC. It occasionally sends the query letter packet but, more often, it will not send. I pressed the right button, I swear! My poor query ends up in the outbox from which it will not budge. My attachment (yes, some agents take them) is small – just a plain word doc.
So, any one out there have this problem? How did you solve it? Does OUTLOOK work better on a Mac? Help!
(Oh, on the brighter side, my surly muse has given me an idea for a second novel. I’m taking a few weeks to ponder the plot, do character sketches, and see if I still like it by July:))