Confession: We have over 600 blog comments lingering in our inbox. Whenever we open the folder, we say a little prayer that the other sister had 24 straight hours over the weekend to respond to each and every comment and visit all the blogs we know and love. A single tear falls down our respective cheeks when we realize that this has not happened. The comments are still there and we still SUCK.
Time is tight, friends. We are spread too thin. We barely acknowledge our children, rarely have time for showers and Lisa is almost three full episodes behind on Real Housewives of New Jersey. Not. Pretty.
But we saw an opportunity yesterday when we read through all of your amazing one sentence pitches. We sat on Skype for about an hour arguing about which to choose. We figured we'd critique three queries since there was no way we could choose just one, but we kept finding more that we had to read and then we began fighting. Since there was no time for an arm wrestling match we had to get creative.
It didn't take long to remember the 600+ comments weighing heavy on our hearts. And idea whores that we are, we wondered, what if we did a little something-something on the blog once a month to make up for our inability to make it around to all our favorite blogs? What if we critiqued ALL of the amazing entries we received yesterday?
Done and done.
Okay, so we know it doesn't make up for the fact that we have been royally sucking at blog surfing and comment responding, but if you entered the query contest yestereday, consider your query critiqued! If your pitch made it in before the comments were closed, please email your complete query to us here using the subject QUERY CONTEST.
Warning: We like to rearrange and sometimes even rewrite lines of queries. We can't help it. It's our curse as Query Queens. Also it's going to take us a bit of time to make our way through the entries, so it might be a few weeks before you get our critique. Finally, we'd love to feature a few befores and afters on our blog, with permission of course. So, please let us know if you want your query to be featured and rest assured we will NOT share your query without your explicit permission.
And if you happen to have any suggestions about other ways we can pay it forward to our fabulous commenters, please let us know. Our plan is to randomly do something fun for you guys once a month and we are open to suggestions.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
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