Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Dear Dream Agent
I can't wait to meet you. I hope that when I query you it will be love at first sight. I hope that you will love my story and its illustrations as much as I do. I hope that you will see how hard I worked to reach out to you, to get my novel in the best shape. I hope that you will understand my insanity and my perfectionism - because I rewrite my query every time I send it out, which I think is just a little bit crazy. I always think I can make it better. Always. I hope that tells you something about me. ... Perhaps that I should have my word-processing privileges revoked.
You believe, like I do, that illustrations aren't just for graphic novels and children's books. When I show you mine, you'll love them. You'll promise to help me find a publisher who believes in both my talents - writing and illustration. You'll have me sign a contract for a series - which I've already begun to write. We'll land a wonderful deal with a big publisher, and we'll live happily ever after.
At least, that's what I hope will happen. Until then, I'll keep querying, praying, and looking for you. Because I know you're out there, and I know you're looking for me too.