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The 69 Page Query Letter

June 29, 2009  Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Not Exactly Random   0 Comments

Tomorrow I turn in a 69 page query letter.

Okay, it’s a Project Proposal, not a letter, but, at the core, it’s the same thing. It’s the document that starts off a chain of events involving lots of people and lots of money.

And I got paid to put it together. Good money, too. So there is that difference.

At the end of the day, however, the client can say, “this just isn’t right for us.”

Then we’re done. Fini. There is no other client for this proposal. Sure, I’ll do other work here, but not on this solution. Now the client likes me, and I am good, but there are things going on that I am not privy to that can impact their decisions. It’s a chaotic world out there.

So the next person who whines about a query letter…

I’m gonna smack you.

HARD.

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