I wrote a query today for a 2-book picture book series that I completed at the end of last year. I have written queries before, but this was my first for a complete manuscript (make that two). It’s sitting on my desk now and I hesitate to mail it in. Is that dumb? After a year of working on the manuscripts and then another hour and a half invested in writing the query, I should be jumping out of my seat to get that letter in the mail. But I am stalling. The fear of someone reading it or not reading it has me stopped in fear. Fear that no one will want a read a picture book like this. Fear that my writing isn’t good enough…that my query isn’t even good enough to get them to read the manuscript. Fear that this will begin a long road of rejection ups and downs that I don’t know will pay off in the end. I need a pep talk. Or a success story. Or just a story that it will all be alright. A story that tells me that it gets easier would be nice too.
Do queries make you crazy too? Do you have a story to share?