QWEARY

YOU GUYS! I’ve coined a new word: QWEARY!

que·ry

(noun)

  1. a question; an inquiry.
  2. mental reservation; doubt. (Otherwise known as: EVERYTHING a writer has AT ALL TIMES)
  3. an inquiry from a writer to an editor of a magazine, newspaper, etc., regarding the acceptability of or interest in an idea for an article, news story, or the like: usually presented in the form of a letter that outlines or describes the projected piece a literary agent begging for seeking representation for their completed novel.

(verb)

  1. to ask or inquire about: (See: representation for a totally awesome YA novel!)
  2. to question as doubtful or obscure: to query a statement. (See: me totally questioning my ability to write on a daily basis.)
  3. to ask questions of. (See: me asking myself why I still write and put myself through this torture.)

wea·ry

(adjective)

  1. physically or mentally exhausted by hard work, exertion, strain, etc.; fatigued; tired
  2. characterized by or causing fatigue: a weary querying journey.
  3. impatient or dissatisfied with something (often followed by “of”): weary of querying.

(verb)

  1. to make or become weary; fatigue or tire: The endless, year-long process of querying has wearied me.
  2. to make or grow impatient or dissatisfied with something or at having too much of something (See: rejections.)

(noun)

  1. mental reservation about ones ability to properly query an agent and get representation for their self-proclaimed #awesome novel.
  2. The state of being qweary.

SO … QUERY + WEARY =

qwea·ry

(adjective)

  1. physically and mentally exhausted by querying
  2. completely impatient and dissatisfied with querying.

(verb)

  1. to become fatigued by sending out query letters all the time and not getting results, therefore leading to dissatisfaction and eventual disenchantment.

How amazing is that? IT CAN BE USED AS A VERB, NOUN, OR ADJECTIVE!!!

#Brilliant.

Ok, you might not appreciate the full magnitude of such a creation unless you’re a writer and you’ve already gone, or are currently going, through the query process, but let me just say: it’s the great word since:

Just take my word for it.

I made a pun. Get it? Word, qweary = new word?

Ok, I might actually be insane. DO YOU SEE WHAT THIS WHOLE PROCESS IS DOING TO ME?

It’s a constant waiting game, and my soul is getting tired of sending out letter after letter. I kind of feel like I’m doing this whole big song and dance number and nobody is taking notice.

The whole process is just one big, evil joke.

But it’s a necessary evil with a promising punchline.

It helps when I can make up fun words to myself through the whole process in one piece.

And OH, WHAT A WORD I’VE CREATED.

Say it with me now: QWEARY. It’s short, it’s compact, it’s #perfect for #hashtagging, it conveys the tiresome quality of the original “query,” and it’s actually a more accurate spelling of a process that very much specializes in the art of soul-sucking.

If all else fails — which it won’t because #positivity — at least I have my ability to create nonsensical words in order to cope with reality.

6 Comments

  1. You need to apply to TMZ and write for them….or a magazine….you are FUNNY!!!!! I know… like that is going to be easy….getting a job, NOT, but I do think you would be great being some sort of critic!!!

    1. ISN’T IT THOUGH? I think we should write to Webster, whoever this Webster man is, and ask him to kindly include it in his dictionary. Or at least UrbanDictionary because that’s a real thing, right?

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