I interrupt today's regular post to . . . APOLOGIZE!! You see, the other day I linked to a great post on Behler Blog about plot versus character query letters. I quoted from the blog, mentioned the blogger, and pretty much raved about the post because, well, it just clarified everything for me and made working on my current query letter so much easier.
Well, in all my excitement, perhaps lack of caffeine, perhaps lack of margaritas, I made a major, major error in the post. I referred to the blogger as Lynn Behler!
Imagine my embarrassment when I received a comment from Lynn (done quite nicely, btw) informing me that her last name is not Behler! OMG! I know this! I read her blog religiously . . . okay, not religiously, but I follow her blog, have commented back and forth with her, and dang well know that her last name is not Behler, but . . . PRICE!
So, I've been making the rounds - the original post on my blog (which, btw, has been corrected to reflect Lynn's actual last name), over at her blog, and now, here, formal, all in CAPS in this post - apologizing for my mistake.
Yes, dear readers, I too make mistakes, often on a daily basis. In fact, you should have seen the mistake I, and my sisters, all made with our hair one year when we all got perms. We call it The Christmas of the Big Hair. The photo - nope, no way, no how, am I going to post that sucker - is hysterical, and sad, oh, so, very, very sad. So, mistakes are made, and I'm one to own up to my mistakes.
But, there is an important lesson to be learned by what I did: pay close attention to everything, not only in your blog posts, but your query letters as well. Make. Sure. You. Get. The. Agents. Last. Name. Right!!!!! Luckily for me, this didn't happen in a query letter, but it is still a bit embarassing.
So, Lynn Price, please accept my apologies for screwing up your last name. There truly are no excuses for this mistake on my part. I could blame it on lack of caffeine, margaritas, the fact that I'm no longer (sob) in my 20s, or 30s (double sob) for that matter, my excitement at having a clear vision of how to complete my query - thanks for that, btw - or so many other reasons. The plain and simple fact is . . . I screwed up. I'll try my best not to let it happen again.