Wow. I just got an e-mail response from a very cool agent I queried on Friday morning . . . but what it says is, “I couldn’t read most of your query. Could you re-send it in a readable font?”
Of course the first thing I did was re-send it and thank her for not dismissing me out of hand as an idiot. I couldn’t imagine why the e-mail program would send it magnified or reduced, though.
I looked at the stooopid e-mail and it looks normal to me. However, the other day I got a complaint from another correspondent* saying that my message had arrived in 30-point Courier. And I have occasionally gotten messages in Flyspeck 3 (which is TINY). So . . . anything could happen.
All I could do was take the text to Word, “normalize” it, copy that to the notepad, copy that back to Eudora, and hope that it would send OK. I do have large fonts turned on here, because of that visual infirmity I have, but that shouldn’t matter.
I also sent a BCC: to myself at Gmail and to Dennis. The Gmail copy looks all right. So far, so good.
But good gravy–if anything can go wrong, it will. And something weird, to boot. At least I found out about this and could fix it.
To think she was reading queries while I was watching “Witness for the Prosecution” on TCM! I should be working on the new mystery. (Although that was a Camille query; I still feel SO strongly that Camille would find herself a following.)
The wonder is that I keep bashing my head against this wall, innit?
* Sounds much more sophisticated than “my cousin”