So, I spent the day tweaking my query letter. I have to say that I'm much happier with its current incarnation than I have been with the previous ones. Not quite sure if it's done, though. (of course, I could also be just procrastinating out of sheer terror)
But it got me to wondering... I have a list of agents I want to submit to. Got about 35 of them on there at the moment, but of course there are a few up at the pinnacle top of the list labelled "dream agents". All writers have at least one, from the discussions I've heard.
Now, when I begin this process of querying, should I send the query out to a few random ones on my list first (in case the letter isn't as good as I think it is), or should I immediately query the "dream agents", with the risk of getting shot down early due to faulty query? Or should I just send out all 35 queries at once and let the cards fall where they may? I live in constant fear that my novel will be rejected based on the query alone (which would devastate me) instead of on the merits of the book (which would make more sense).
Yes, this is the kind of obsessive stuff I deal with on a daily basis. Aren't you glad you aren't in my head?