CONTEST INFO: The Alliterative Allomorph: Are you a writer? Then you MUST enter THE WRITING SHOW CONTEST! (Repost):
Admit it, you writer people... you stalk agents or publishers, or whomever you are querying. You creep on their blogs, stake out their QT (QueryTracker) pages, hang out on their agency website (like anything's gonna change, psh), have a direct feed to their Twitter pages.
I don't Twitter, but I do the other three things. I even stalk my own EMAIL... for rejection letters. It's sad. But then I'm shocked when I get a request. It's like "wow, there's a chance... slim, but it's there."
REQUEST then go over every detail of the agent before sending it off. Even after you stalk all their pages again to make sure you did it right or how long it will take them to review your work. And it's DISTRACTING.
I know I have trouble working on my WIPs when I have partials or fulls out. Even though you're supposed to work on a new project while you're querying the other project, it's difficult when you put your SOUL into the one you're querying.
Like waiting for judgement! That pee-your-pants type of feeling. So we stalk our agents/publisher because it makes us feel better. Like a pacifier when you're a baby.
And I don't know what's up with the picture. I typed "agent stalking" into Google and this was one of the results. It made me laugh. So I included it. Someone totally photoshopped that guy with the glasses though... We'll just say that glasses guy is an agent and naked coat hanger guy is a BAAAAD STALKER example.