# of queries read this week: 137
# of partials/manuscripts requested: 0
Note to self: Do not put “read e-queries” on your list for the day because you will never get to cross it off as they inevitably continue arriving while you attempt to put a dent in them. Put “read 30 e-queries” (or if you’re feeling ambitious, 50). Then, you’ll be able to cross it off and any extra will be gravy. This will greatly improve your psychological outlook when considering these letters. Perhaps you will at least find it less Sisyphean.
Also, what is this fascination with beginning novels with birthing scenes?
Ever notice how funny some people’s email addresses are?