It's not like I'm getting anywhere with my query letter.
Wow! Trying to condense 311 pages into one, maybe two paragraphs, is proving to be somewhat of a challenge. Especially for a yakker like me! I'm currently working on four variations simultaneously. I do get the reason agents want this though. Anyone can get all wordy and stretch a wee little story into pages and pages of descriptive babble. Do you want me to show ya?
Eh...maybe later. But, while I'm on the subject, I have a confession to make. When I was in college I frequently used this tactic to "pull one over" on my English/lit professors. I didn't like to study. So when it came time for the exam, I'd reform the question into a statement, and reword it several times using a variety of large words and adjectives until I had stretched it into two to three paragraphs. Basically, the idea was to keep the professor from seeing the trees for the forest. (Yes, I meant to say it that way) I got good enough at this to be exempt from finals on two occasions due to my average being so high.(Also a result of this very trick) I really feel bad about it now.
Anyhow, for something I wasn't going to demonstrate, I think I just did.
So, my point. Basically anyone can be wordy. Going the opposite direction, and still being thorough, unique, and interesting; that's quite a talent (not trick). We'll see if I've got it in me.
Wish me luck!
And now I don't have to feel guilty about neglecting my blog for a few days, at least.