My query letter is not coming along. It is actually still the old query letter. Urg! I have the biggest writer’s block on this wonderful letter. Anyone have any lucky charms to offer up? I’m kidding. I just need to have a long discussion with Tony about his job description. Lucky charms/little pony figures should keep the writer’s block away on the most important letter of my life. (Dear Tony, yes, I am publically airing our problems. But you are not doing your job, so we must redefine our relationship. Perhaps ours should remain a political relationship. Unless you would like to start working on my literary career. Sincerely, Amanda Nicole.)
Meanwhile, as I am supposedly writing my query letter, I’ve got a new idea for a short story. Yeah, writing for Glimmer Train Press’ contest was not on my plan. I do want to conquer the Short Short Story now. I want to at least break the Top 25. Okay, we all know that as soon as I say “Hey, I broke in to the Top 25 in the Short Short Story Contest” the next sentence will be “I can win this next quarter!”
So, the good news is that Thursday I gave a friend an overview on how to blog and hopefully got him started down the right road to blogging. I bought chocolate for an evening of programming with friends. I stared at a blank white screen that should have contained my query letter. I figured out what I want my story to be for the November contest! That’s weird, since I usually have no idea what I am doing until I am in the middle of writing. Had a wonderful cup of herbal tea that made me feel better after feeling bad all week long. (Thank you, neighbor Jeanette.) And worked on said story idea. (Which will be very liberal, but hey, I am young and liberal.)
Anyone think I have a major mental block with the query letter? Maybe I should try something new. Ideas, anyone?