Sometimes the muse tickles your brain and you come up with a new query letter hook.
You can't wait to try it out.
I know I wasn't supposed to send out any query letters this week. All the literary agents are busy. And judging by their tweets, they're busy partying at the Javits Center in New York.
The book sellers are in town, promoting their wares to those who do the buying, and of course agents are there pushing their stock of manuscripts and tweeting about their clients who are signing books at Booth XYZ so stop by and say hello.
Book Expo America is done.
I'm hoping that the queries I sent yesterday, which will appear in the agent's inbox today, post-BEA, will not fall victim to a hangover, sleepiness, or a desire to start the weekend early so why go to work on a nice summer Friday when everyone will be taking the extra day off because who's going to the office after finishing up a big convention?
BEA is finished for this year.
Back to querying.
I know it's summer and the week in publishing is shorter, the days not quite as long, but I have this new query letter, and a revised opening to the manuscript. It's all a matter of blind luck, isn't it. Getting copy under someone's nose at the right time, but you can't predict when that right time is.
So it's always the right time. Especially now that BEA is done and it's one less distraction.