Election Day… GO VOTE

Happy Election Day! Thank God that first, you have the right to vote. But secondly, those incredibly annoying and enraging political ads will finally be over.

Whether you’re Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Independent, or no affiliation at all, if you’re eligible to vote, GO VOTE.

Don’t make excuses. MAKE THE TIME. If you don’t know who to vote for, go to the polls anyway and let your gut decide when you step up to the ballot.

If you don’t vote, not only do you not have the right to complain over the next four years, but you’ve also insulted the millions of people around the world who are fighting for the right to vote, and for those who have died to defend your right to choose.

If you’ve already voted (whoever invented early voting, I thank them wholeheartedly), good for you!

If you haven’t yet, GO VOTE!

 

 

Query Time and Tax Season

It’s that time in my career again… Queryville.  Which inevitably conjoins with Reject-o-season. Much like tax season. It’s painful. ‘But necessary.’

Thanks to some help from dear friends, I had a query letter and synopsis written up fairly quickly and sent out to an agent whom I’ve followed for years. And after a glorious week of anticipation, tax season showed up.

It hurt. I won’t lie, my hopes were built up on this one. I thought it was a perfect fit for them and this manuscript felt better than any of my others. But I have to be grateful I received a response at all. Many people don’t hear anything back when rejected.

But that means I simply have to query out to the masses as I did before. Semi-slowly. Four or five at a time and wait for a few weeks. Which means I need to bust out querytracker.net again and rifle through all the profiles and submission guidelines.

But at this point, I think I’ll take Queryville and Reject-o-season over the horrible season called Presidential Election campaigns. Publishing is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed school girl compared to the upcoming attacks of the political Olympics.