I come here to open my nitwit moment to ridicule. I sent out another batch of queries today, and was feeling rather good about this one, as the letter has improved quite a bit since the last batch. That is, I was feeling rather good until now. I just realized that I forgot to sign any of them. They all end Thank you,[blank] Can teenagers have senior moments?
Need to feel better? I spent a good part of today, and some of yesterday working on an email pitch to an editor. I'd been referred by another editor, and I really needed to make it good.
I slaved over it. Spell checked it. Read it again. Let it sit in "drafts" for an hour. Sent it.
Great email. Too bad I got the name of the publisher wrong huh.
My editor friend had given me two names. I mixed up the companies in the body of the email. I have the email right: Felix @ Doubleday; the text of the email talks about how this would be a perfect book for him at Grove Atlantic.
No, I'm not laughing.
Not at all.
I'm gnasing my f/ing teeth.
Ya, the editor laughed it off but I'll tell you, I feel like a NITWIT.
Yes, Miss Snark is the Nitwit of the day.
Sorry Elektra, not signing your letters isn't even close.
It's not something I think you should continue to do, but it's not a deal breaker. (How old are you anyway??)