“The Gust,” Willem van de Velde
In the tangled morass of uncertainty that is the query process, it becomes easy to lose sight of the basics. People e-mail me every day me for feedback and suggestions on their query (which I’m unfortunately unable to provide), and want to know why their project isn’t working and why they’re not finding success with the query process.
Every project is different, every situation is different, and it’s really difficult to pinpoint the exact reason why something isn’t working. But when you boil it down, there are really only two possibilities.
a) Your query isn’t strong enough, or
b) Your query is fine but your project isn’t resonating with agents
Which is it?
And don’t let the green-eyed jealousy monster gobble you up. Good luck surviving this Tuesday that feels like the worst Monday in the history of Mondays.