Ever send out a query and minutes later you're hiding under your desk after you realize what you've written is total crap? Yep. Me too. Today I was faced with the harsh reality that something I thought was well crafted was complete and utter shite when the agent I queried showed her example of a great letter on a well-known website. It wasn't mine.
I'm chalking this one up to experience and a reminder to polish the heck out of it before it ever leaves my hands. Next time I'm spending more time at Absolute Write's Query Letter Hell SYW (Share Your Work): password is vista and less time picking out scented rainbow-colored paper that sings when you open the envelope. Wha?