Why, hello there. I'm waving to you in greeting right now. Wave back. Don't be rude.
I've lurked on LR for quite some time and recently commented on a couple of columns. Figured it was time to formally introduce myself. So, um, hi. I'm Matt.
During the day I write for a corporation, nights and weekends I sell cigars. I squeeze some personal writing in whenever I can - lunch breaks, elevator rides, traffic jams - any time I have a few uninterrupted moments.
I finished my first novel around a year ago. I think it has been a year. Feels like a year. Anywho, I'm in the whole agent-courting process. Though I've not had any agents swoon at the sight of my query letter (i.e., nothing but silence and flat out rejections thus far) I remain optimistic and continue to fight the good fight.
I hope we can be friends and improve each others' writing and help one another navigate the literary waters and take part in other constructive activities.
Speaking of which, anybody up for a query review thread? Ya know, where we can put up examples of our queries, laugh at how horrendous they are, and then attempt to fix them. Maybe that's covered in the workshop? Seems like that is just for stories, but I have been wrong before.
Stay hard, LitReactor denizens.
Dude. S'up? Be wary of the hipster doofus robots.
Well aren't you handsome! We have more than a few Matts here, but I guess one more can't hurt.
... I guess.
I've never written a query, but there's got to be more than a few people here who have done so. Find them
and sacrifice them under a full moon and you should be able to get some eyes on your queries.
Welcome. As of the terms of agreement update last month sacrifice of people you meet on the site is strictly forbidden, so don't listen to Jeff.