Jennifer Hillier

Why I love Wednesdays…

Jan 20, 2010 | Uncategorized

… it’s hump day, and the word hump makes me giggle.

… it’s the most interestingly spelled day of the week.

… there are two more requests in my inbox.

In a mad frenzy, possibly induced by sleep deprivation and watching too many back-to-back episodes of Big Love (my New Favorite Show at the moment), I totally revamped my query letter last night. I wasn’t planning on it because the current version was working, but I couldn’t get rid of the niggling feeling that something was still missing.  That the query letter still wasn’t doing the book justice.

And so, in a blank, white, and totally daunting new Word document, I wrote.  And deleted and wrote and deleted and wrote and rewrote and revised until I finally had it.

And this new version, I love love love.

It’s forty percent shorter than my last version, clocking in at 196 words (and that includes the author bio and contact info).  But it still says everything I want it to say.

To give you an idea of how short 196 words is, this post is exactly 196 words.

Hurray for flash fiction!  It’s making me a better writer.