@aspiringmama: this might be a really funny story later. maybe. when i am dead.
Remember my pubic relations SNAFU?
I just topped it.
I know. I'm just as shocked as you are. I mean, really...sending off a cover letter for a pubLic relations job and unknowingly admitting that I'm an expert on pubes? How in the hell do you top that?
I'll tell you.
I'm in the middle of sorta kinda proving myself wrong. In the past three days I have queried four agents for Baby F(Ph)at. And before that? I sent off a query to another who's name I had already pink puffy hearted on my notebook. I'm not sure how you do it, but my little query method is to go into my Word documents, pull up the last query letter written, copy and paste into a new document, and then personalize accordingly. It's not a genius system, but it is working just fine for me and helps me keep track of where I am at in the process.
It's proven that typos are much easier to spot after hitting send.
Lemme expound on that.
I have one line in my query which uses the term "post mama muffin top." It's a quick and easy visual for the reader and a phrase I use so often on my blog and in real life I am considering having it tattooed on the actual muffin top which inspired the phrase. Right away the reader knows I am talking about having had a child, gaining weight, and then wondering why cellulite hasn't been reclassified as a substance stronger than crazy glue (read: the shit sticks like nothing else.)
When spelled correctly, "post mama muffin top" works.
When it isn't? When, say, the in on the muffin is somehow dropped in a moment of complete idiocy?
For those of you not keeping up with the program, let me (correctly) spell out my (incorrect) spelling for you.
My query to secret agent person had the phrase: "post mama muff top" in it.
As in "muff." As in my mind automatically went to a really dirty place when I read it 1,000 times after having copied and pasted the last query into a new document.Which led to a momentary breakdown and thoughts of suicide by chocolate and this tweet:
@aspiringmama: damn it. just. damn it. #neverrereadaqueryalreadysent
@aspiringmama: I should write a new book. #thetypoqueen. Just think of the money a publishing house would save on editing!