So the next step would seem to be to share my query letter with you all. If any of you have any suggestions that would be wonderful. This is what I give to agents to judge me.
It is the strangest feeling to ask to be rejected. Well I'm not exactly asking to be rejected, I'm asking to be accepted. But I know that sending these out to agents, will most likely result in rejection. Rejection is probably the one thing I have steered clear of most my whole life. It seemed dumb to put myself out there enough to allow someone else to tell me if I was any good or not. And I know faith in my work, faith in myself, needs to come from within but at the same time I can't help but shrink a tiny bit with each rejection. All of your kind words have helped me to grow again.
Dear Ms. (redacted),
One last thing I need to add. I have been so blessed to have the most wonderful editors during this process. Jaclyn has worked tirelessly and believed in me even when I didn't. My mom, even with her crazy busy schedule, always made time if I needed any help.