Saturday, April 12, 2008

a new low in query letter "attachments"

I may rethink my antipathy toward email queries.

I just received a query by snail mail that came with cat hair, AND cat drool on the last page.
I'm hoping it's cat drool.




And yes, I'm still reading it cause dammit, the writing is pretty good.


jjdebenedictis said...

And yes, I'm still reading it cause dammit, the writing is pretty good.

This fact is pretty heartening. :-) It's still possible to get over the bar even when you've done something foolish to raise it higher.

Julie Weathers said...

Well, that is encouraging, but I still stress over things like that.

I no longer own animals, but I still worry about dropping one of my hairs on the paper or forgetting SASE or the wrong font or the wrong margins or a missed typo or not formatting an e-mail query correctly or the wrong weight paper or.... Well, you get the idea.

I guess the bottom line is still to write something intriguing.


Kim Stagliano said...

"The Cat Who Yacked on a Query" So Lillian Jackson Braun isn't dead, but is seeking a new agent?

ChristineEldin said...

I spewed while reading this one.
Perhaps her cat reads your blog? Cat spew?

LOL this was hysterical!

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

"I did not do this. I don't even talk to cats." -- William G. Goat III

Lucy said...

I'm sitting here laughing fit to bust and trying not to wake up my family. I have cats, and every time I send a package to a soldier friend in Iraq, I get cat hair stuck in the packaging tape. There is no human way to avoid it. Best advice to author: go print and sign your queries at the local library -- and don't take them home before you mail them!

Claudia H Gruy said...

But - but - my cat is my best critter! She's only marking that she read it for heaven's sake - you should be grateful she recommended it to you! ;) Cheers from Austria. I need some bubbles now.

Eva Polites said...

I went down the rabbit hole that is this blog--meant in the most positive way possible:) I stumbled upon your Aargh section and read this post. As an author in the querying trenches, I immediately started to worry that my queries might have cat hair in them, and then I realized that all my queries are email. Querying has turned my brain to neurotic mush.