Good writing. Who knows the magic to that?
But this I know. You can’t get published keeping your writing at home. An agent isn’t going to shoot out of the sky and land burning bright with enthusiasm for all things me. Submissions must be sent out. And sent out again. And again. Query letters must be sent. And sent. Well, you get the idea.
Writing a query letter is like writing a magic spell. Assuming you believe in magic spells, it can be done. Granted, I’ve never seen a spell work any more than I’ve seen an agent work, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. Does it?
Anyway, whatever the alchemy, the bits of blessed paper must be sent forth from your home on their quest to capture an agent. So. Why am I not doing this? I look at literary magazines. I study up on agents. I make lists. I put it all together to stir and boil, and then… I look in my magic mirror! No. I don’t do that. But I do waste my time.
I want to be published. I can take rejection.
I have query block.