Wednesday, August 28, 2013

642 Things to Write About: You realize you have inadvertently become a stalker

"You realize you have inadvertently become a stalker."

All the books and blogs say you need to make a personal connection. The Internet is the perfect place to get to know a person you've never met. I found her blog and read every post. I found her Facebook and scoured her likes and interests. I found a dozen interviews she was featured in and studied every detail. I assembled a profile to record every piece of information that could be even remotely relevant. That's when I realized I was a stalker. In my defense, all the books and blogs say to make a personal connection (in your query letter) with the literary agent you want to represent your manuscript.

Reference (because plagiarizing isn't cool)
The San Francisco Writers' Grotto. (2011). 642 things to write about. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books LLC.


  1. I don't know if I want to laugh...or perhaps be creeped out? Hahaha, coming to realization that you're a somewhat scary, yet also quite strange, feeling. I remember when I first got into filmmaking, I could not help but follow one creator on all of his social pages and learn everything about him. Maybe it's because we want to be like these people, or perhaps finding someone that in more active in a field that we strive to go causes us to want to learn every detail so we can know HOW they do what we do....even if it does get creepy ;) hahahaha

    1. Dan, that's exactly how I feel! However, at the same time, I don't want to be that girl who sends 100 query letters out to any agent with an email address. I want to make sure I'm not wasting their time or mine. To do that, I suppose I must become a stalker and find out what interests each of these agents. =)