groan. A few minutes later I pulled into the nearby Chevron and filled up my car. (It took 16.2 gallons and the car's only supposed to hold 16 gallons--whew!) When I was finished, the little gas pump asked me if I wanted a discounted car wash. Not wanting to spend anymore money, I hesitated, then turned to see that my white car was almost unrecognizable (we live on a long dirt road).
Like . . . DUH!!!
All this time I'd been thinking the world around me was dull and uninteresting, when it was just my perception as seen through my dirty windshield.
I think life is like this in a lot of ways. Sometimes the way we see things isn't exactly how they are, but how we think they are because of the distorted view we have. It's like judging someone by their outward appearance and not by the real person that thrives within them. It's also like judging an entire book and its author by a short, one page query letter.
Can you tell what I've been working on lately?
Yep, I'm revamping my query AGAIN! It's amazing how a writer can spend months writing the great American novel (stop laughing. I'm allowed to dream), but then chokes on creating a one page document that means the difference between success as an author and complete and utter rejection. It's crazy. But I'm determined to get it right, so I'm throwing it all out there. This time I'm not just selling my book, but I'm bragging about all my good points. I DO have good points, ya know. Lots of them. Their just hidden behind my dirty windshield. LOL