Blurgh…just to state what should be obvious…there are no “informal” queries. You either query or you don’t. And, anyway, I don’t get it. If you’re taking the time to “informally” query me, what does that mean? What are you trying to say? It’s like you’re saying, “I’m a little bit pregnant.” As a mom of three kids, I know for a fact thar be no “little bit” about it. It’s an either/or proposition.
Do you think an “informal” query gives you a pass so you don’t have to supply all the pertinent information I need in order to render some sort of decision?
Is this a pre-query, as in, “I’m querying you to ask you if I can query you.” Facepalm.
Or is it a case of, “I’ll give you barely enough to whet your appetite, but I won’t give it all to you in case you blow me out of the water”?
I think that’s so strange. In those cases I’ll just blow you out of the water anyway. Well, not really. I’ll politely decline to review the work. After all, my mother would ground me if I was that rude.
But can someone please explain what an “informal” query is and why anyone would partake in such silliness?