I did it.
On Sunday evening I e-mailed my first query letter, but dammit if I didn’t forget to include my freaking e-mail address and phone number. Of course I only realized that five seconds after hitting send. Figures. Sometimes ‘I can’t even’ with myself, but at least I can take heart in the fact that there will be others, and that the probability of my first query reaping results was slim to none anyway.
That said, it was the first query letter I’ve ever sent, and that’s still a huge step in the right direction. It was hard hitting that send button. After all, querying for an agent is like walking up to a stranger on the street and asking them to judge you. It’s scary, but now that I’ve done it once I know that I can do it again; and again; and again; for however many times it takes. I’ve got a long hard road ahead of me trying to convince someone to represent a book from an over-saturated market.
I figure I’ll shoot for something like 150 queries before I give it up and just self-publish.
In the meantime I have other books to work on, though I’m still not entirely sure which WIP I’d like to dive into next. There are so many, but I think in the end it’ll be a toss up between two. I won’t walk about either yet though, just in case something changes.
Switching topics now…
I took my little sister to see this movie on Saturday, and color me impressed! Honestly I’ve been less than enthusiastic about any and all DC movies. Superman isn’t something I’ll watch a second time; too grim and dark. I couldn’t even get through to the end of Batman v Superman. And well, Suicide Squad is just a bad movie. Don’t get me wrong I did enjoy it, but in more of a guilty pleasure sense rather than it being something of good quality.
Wonder Woman was good though, in every sense of the word. It was beautifully shot. The CGI didn’t jump out at me as unrealistic. The acting was fantastic. The plot was solid. The lighthearted scenes were masterfully injected without detracting from a more serious story. I really have zero complaints. DC needs to bottle that formula and use it again, cause as it stands I have zero interest in seeing their Justice League.