Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Query Queasiness

Over the past few days, I've been pecking at a query letter in my spare time.  Actually, I've been spending 95% of my spare time on Query Shark and similar websites but the remaining spare spare time has been working on the query letter.  When I'm not reading.

So many query dos and don'ts, not to mention conflicting pieces of advice, are swirling around in my head that I'm having difficulty pressing forward.  I finally got the short synopsis where I'm relatively comfortable with it.  Now the brief biography is slowing me down.  The biography.

What do I include?  Do I bother including anything that isn't book-related?  Should I mention that I'm holding the #9 spot on Goodreads or have a long-running blog (that has been mostly pictures lately)?  Right now, all I've got is "I'm currently employed as a computer programmer," which is much less depressing than "I've been a computer programmer for almost ten years."

In other news, I found a new pair of sunglasses and a penny that's so corroded it looks like it might be the first one ever minted while walking my dog yesterday.

1 comment:

  1. From what I've read - the little blurb you should include about yourself doesn't need to be more than a sentence or two. Unless you have something professionally published, it doesn't make too much difference to them. Not to be mean, but they aren't looking for your hobbies or blog unless you've got like a thousand followers.

    Hope that helps a little! And that penny sounds cool!