I'm an acorn in a world of peanuts

I'm having an epiphany here, guys. (Yes, I know. I have them a lot.)

I've been smacked. Smacked in the comprehensive part of my brain that has been reading, reading, reading, studying book flaps and websites and "this query worked and this is why" posts, trying to understand how to get it right. Trying to get FLORA to sound like it should. Trying to make FLORA sound good. (Because I really do believe that it is.)

I'm walking through Target, and there it is. BOOM. Right to the side of my head.

POW! Hello, Jessica! Glad to see you're back! Where have you been?

I've got it all wrong, people. I'm not supposed to be explaining FLORA. I'm not supposed to follow these other query samples to tell about mine. I'm supposed to be saying:

Mine is different. Here's how.

It isn't like everyone else's. You're not about to read the same words fifty other people have already used. This here is an acorn - a pretty, different, unique and original acorn, in a world full of peanuts.

Mine is different. Here's how.


Sierra Godfrey said...

I love it! Simple, clear, and so true.

So, tell us. What IS different about FLORA?

Tiana Smith said...

I haven't thought of it like that before, but I love it!

Linda G. said...

Great insight. :)

Eric W. Trant said...

You should try smacking an agent in the head like that.

Then you'd be different all right.


- Eric

Jessica L. Brooks (coffeelvnmom) said...

Sierra... oh. Uh... I have to tell you guys... right now? Like, right now, right now? *panics*

I think I'll get to that next week. Might be a good post. Ya think?;)

Tiana and Linda - Glad you like it!

Eric - Wow wouldn't that be a lot easier. I was talking to Lovemuffin about that last night. Told him if only we could just walk up to agents and at least introduce ourselves or something. (Course that would be a terrible thing, actually. The poor agents would never get anything done! And we'd all probably seem a little creepy!)

DL Curran said...

Acorn, huh? I love that! I'll look forward to finding out why... next week. Have a great weekend! :) Well, my kids don't have school Friday, so it's already weekend-world for me... you javascript:void(0)probably have another productive day ahead. So, Have a great weekend plus one!

Unknown said...

Can't wait to find out how! :0)

beck nicholas said...

Ooooh I wanna know how too. What a great way to think about it. I bet it wouldn't have hit you had you been staring at a computer screen.

Lydia Sharp said...

I *so* want to see your query letter.

Travener said...

From little acorns mighty oaks grow.
Or something like that.
You make a good point. Now, to put it in practice...