Thursday, September 27, 2012
Amazing case of avoidable Waffle-foot...
Waffle-foot - the condition caused by repeatedly shooting oneself in the foot.
So, I'm catching up on my blog-reading, having been crazystupidbusy the last few days with a sick daughter and husband birthday celebration.
I finally get around to reading parts 2 and 3 of the GUTGAA Agent interview.
Oh hey, there's one of the agents who requested a partial. What'd she say about pet peeves?
... Oh God.
She hates when you mention things from her agent profile in your email. And if I'd read her interview question before I send off the thingies, I'd have known that. I can't help but think she's going to read the email I sent (mentioning a mutual love of the authors she mentions in her profile), and immediately trash the query, because it's reasonable to think I'd seen her response, and then ignored her preferences.
I thought I was showing that I'd tried to do my research and was happy to find some common ground to address the letter, since I couldn't put my query letter in there.
Dammit. Maybe she'll just download the attachments and not read the email. Right? ...