Tuesday Poems For #Writers #Inspiration #WritingCommunity – Querying – A Scary Thing

Another poem inspired by Lucy of Blonde Write More! Thinking about the choices we make regarding publishing!

Querying
A scary thing
Putting your words 
In front of them

The critical eyes
The knowing minds
The hope they like
What they read and find

The letter than
Just needs a hook
To get them excited
About your book

The endless wait
Will they even like?
Ignore you or say
Just take a hike?

Will you get the note
That says 'Sorry, no,
Not right for us
But mind how you go."

Or the one 
That encourages
But still says no
Gets you in a tizz

It could be one
That says "I'm in!
Send me your novel
Let the journey begin!"

Querying
A scary thing
Putting your words 
In front of them

Ritu 2019

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Invisibly Me
    May 01, 2019 @ 16:29:25

    You’ve captured the daunting element of putting your heart into writing and having someone judging it, waiting for a decision, and that hope for what could be an amazing new chapter of your life. Makes me wish I’d finally got around to writing something..!! xx

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  2. thereluctantpoet
    May 01, 2019 @ 01:15:55

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

    Liked by 1 person

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  3. Erika Kind
    Apr 30, 2019 @ 22:16:33

    The nervous excitement of waiting!

    Liked by 1 person

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  4. eloisedesousa
    Apr 30, 2019 @ 17:03:48

    Those words bring to life my qualms about submitting work. Great poem!

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  5. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Apr 30, 2019 @ 14:34:18

    Feel the fear and query… dearie! 🙂

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  6. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Apr 30, 2019 @ 14:21:19

    Real life experiences,Sis! 😉 Sometimes i really dont know which criterias are given for their decisions.Some weeks ago i discussed with Jane (janedougherty.wordpress.com) the evil of “Poetry Slam”, and the difference to professional made poetry. Best wishes, Michael

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  7. Carol Anne
    Apr 30, 2019 @ 06:06:58

    Awesome! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

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