I never thought clicking the send button could be so terrifying. I mean, really. I’ll have checked over my query letter about a hundred times and then, just as I’m about to click that send button, I start thinking that the word in the second sentence is absolutely the wrong word to use. As in, why would I ever use that word? Seriously? So I start flipping out that the entire query is wrong, just plain wrong, and the agent will take one look at it and press the reject button. Or whatever it is.
I revamp my query about five or six times, and then I end up going back to the original query. EVERY TIME. I really should have learned my lesson by now. And that word in the second sentence? It’s freaking perfect. So I stare at the email a few more minutes and then, before I can think anymore about it, I click the send button, wincing the whole time.
Is anyone else as freaked out by this whole process as I am? Or am I just that crazy?