Anyone else checking their e-mails about a thousand times a day?
It’s a good thing the mailman only passes once day.
I am slowly – oh so slowly – sending out queries. I have only sent a few e-mails out (and one full ms), but I am finding excuses to return to computer every few minutes, and while I’m here I might as well check my e-mails!
I like to research an agent before I query, and I wonder about how to personalize a letter to them.
Would it be proper to insert into the letter that you think they are great because of novel X and X that they represent, even if they are not similar to mine? Sometimes I come across an agent that has such high praise from the author’s they represent, but I feel it would be unprofessional to say so. Not so certain any more. Do you think an agent would take to this kind of praise – or would it seem like fanfare?