Questions: Is it to my advantage to mention that this is the first book of a five book series? (1)Or is this boastful, and ultimately harmful to my yet to be established reputation, since this is my first novel? (2) Also, I realize my email address is extremely peculiar. Should I make a professional email account so people take me seriously? (3) Or is it good to stand out?(4)
Ok, youze guyz. It's becoming clear that you're just firing off questions here and not reading the questions already posted. I'm pretty sure I've answered all of these before.
If you don't know HOW to find all the other posts here's what to do:
Go to the main page of the blog.
See the blogroll on the right hand side?
That number after *query pitfalls? 266? That's the number of posts I've written on ways to fuck up your query. Click on that link and ALL the posts turn up for your viewing pleasure.
I like getting questions.
I don't like repeating myself.
Here are the answers to the questions above:
(2) That's not the reason it's a bad idea, but it's still a bad idea
(4) The only thing that should stand out is your writing.