Icing on the Cake

Day 15 of the Writer Mama Every-Day-In-May-Book Giveaway.

Today’s question:Ah, query letters. You love writing them…right? Or maybe not. Tell us how you feel about writing queries and/or about selling your words in general. The truth now. No fudging.

My response:

The long and short of it is, I don’t really enjoy writing query letters. It feels too much like I’m selling myself, not my words. And to be perfectly honest, I don’t like the feeling that I’m selling my words, either. I write. Period. And although I gratefully accept compensation for my writing, that has never been the primary reason why I write.

My favorite method of submission is via an email or an online form, and perhaps that is one of the many reasons I feel so drawn to submit to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. The submission process via their website is no muss, no fuss, and to receive compensation on top of the exposure of being published in a best-selling series is icing on the cake!

It’s not too late to join in! The complete rules for this giveaway can be found here.