Hello all, I am back, eating solid food again (who knew it tastes so good!) and although still weak from eating nothing but three hot dog buns, ten saltine crackers, and a piece of toast over the course of five days last week, I have officially turned the corner. Nothing a little green tea, cough drops, and a celebratory “I can eat again!” pizza can’t cure.
So just a short post for today.
Being out for a while means that I end up reading and responding to queries in bulk, and thus I’m much more attuned to trends. And the current query trend isn’t a good one: people are mentioning that they read the blog but then, when writing their query, ignore everything I have ever said in it.
Don’t get me wrong: I do not expect people to read every single post I have ever written before querying. But I do hope queriers mentioning it will at least read the essentials and make a stab at conforming to the query guidelines.
If you haven’t taken the time to familiarize yourself with the suggestions or attempt to follow them, it’s probably best that you don’t mention the blog at all. At least that way I won’t be confused.