Saturday, November 06, 2010

Honest to garmamond, how can you do this?

In the query mail today:

Janet, Do you handle, are you interested in, my (redacted)* Cozy Mystery series?

* With recipes. Thanks for the helpful information. (author's first name)

When I get "a query"**  like this I just want to shoot something:

**I can't even think of calling this a query. It doesn't come close to meeting the minimum standards for a real query.


Jill Thomas said...

Yikes! That's not even close to chum!

Joylene Butler said...

Bet she or he is learning fast.

Sarah Laurenson said...

Love the pic. Glad you got this so you could post that.


Josin L. McQuein said...

Dear author:

You're in luck. I happen to have the perfect opening for them. Please have the MS sized to fit a standard dart board and send it as an attachment (not rtf)to:

N. Dover Rope

I'll let you know as soon as someone hits a bull's-eye.

Douglas Morrison said...

Der Jinit,

I got this bar napkin and I cain't quite make out what is says. But Jim Bob tol' me at the bar it'd make a fine book.

If you can read it, ( I hid it under my beer), let'me know what it says, then send me money.


Emily Zepf Holbrook said...


The pic is great. I can see myself doing the same thing when it comes to rejection letters...
Can't wait for the process.

Douglas Morrison,

That was hilarious. Thanks for the laugh.

Anonymous said...

You're still interested in my Knittin' Kittens(tm) though, right? I took your advice and made Butterscotch edgier.

KatieO said...

Your photo made me laugh out loud, and almost spit take my coffee.

Thanks for the morning grin ;-)