I absolutely love your books. I love how you make me feel as though I'm right there standing with the MC, love how I'm sucked in from the very first sentence. I love the characters you create, the way you intertwine them into the story perfectly giving details along the way, but not too much. I love feeling as though the exact same things could happen to me, or someone I know, that nothing is beyond believable even though your what you write is fiction. To sum it up, I love
you your work.
The reason I'm writing you today is because I know you've written a few books now (not because I'm a stalker but because I've read them
like a hundred a few times), and I wanted to ask how long it took for you to get to where you are. How long were you writing before you were able to get an agent? Did you have a hard time with rejections? I only ask because I'm getting ready to start querying and, in all honesty, it would be really nice to know that you didn't just wake up one day as brilliant as you are now ever and get an agent on the first try.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. I look forward to hearing from you
and if I do, the letter will immediately go into a frame next to my stack of your books and wish you continued success.
So. I would love to send this to one of my favorite authors. But I may look a little crazy. On the flip side though, couldn't this be a dream of mine, to have other writers *eventually* feel this way about me too? (Okay, not the stalker part. But I think you figured that out on your own.)
Isn't that what we are trying to do when we write from our hearts? Pull in our readers, make them feel as though they're there, entertain them without sounding like we're trying too hard, and have them love us? (As writers.) Mmm-hm. That's what I thought.