I have a little confession to make, regarding this whole journey of writing. What's my dirty little secret?
I kind of like querying. Actually, I really like it.
Perhaps I am a sadist, or just a glutton for punishment, but I love having something out there in the world. It's a mark of accomplishment. A milestone that every writer before me has crossed. Every book I see on the shelf is the end result of someone taking the time to create it, and having the courage to then send it out into the world. That name on the spine is someone out there who opened a letter that began with "Unfortunately" and didn't let it stop them. Someone who sent out another query, knowing they were just as likely to hear another no. Watch another door close. Be politely declined a seat at the table.
So far, this journey for me has been filled with more than a few "nos". But there have been little "yeses" too. Enough "yeses" from enough places to keep my head above water as I tread my way across. If you're going to write for the world, you'll have to go through the query mill. Might as well enjoy the trip.