I send you a perfectly fine query; I've paid attention to your blog and the Query Shark blog. I even told you so in the query (I said I liked the blog, read it daily even)
All I get back from you is a form letter, not even a thank you.
What's wrong with you? You can't even say thanks for reading the blog? I get that you don't elaborate on the rejection, I do, but sheesh, c'mon.
I've never gotten an email like that. I probably should have. I cringe every time I send a form letter to someone who has CLEARLY invested time doing research, reading this blog and others. I hate sending them. And I still do it.
I can't even send a nicer form letter than the rather brisk and removed one I do now.
Cause every time I try to do so, the exactly wrong thing happens: people reply.
I'm in desperate straits about the amount of email I have to answer. I'm committed to answering every query letter. That doesn't mean I don't feel like a schmuck for not even saying thank you when the query contains praise for this blog, or client's works.
I guess I better teach the octopus to type.