So I was writing this email query to Writer's Digest, and I accidentally clicked "send" when I meant to click "save draft." The buttons are right next to each other! Who thought that was a good idea? I usually draft in Word, then cut and paste into my email, but I can't help fiddling with the thing until the last minute I send it. My advice - draft in Word until the very last second.
So the first ever query I sent to Writer's Digest was full of unclear pronoun references and a not-a-reason-in-hell-for-being-there comma in the last paragraph. After I screamed in horror and debated what to do, I emailed a brief apology for the errors, explaining what I had done. I debated about sending a corrected version, but all the advice I've heard says never send a new query letter to replace the previous one. So I didn't. But it torments me still. Sigh. I have another idea for them. Hopefully this query will convince them I am not a dolt.