I was wondering… But now you’re not? How many of your emails, phone messages or conversations start with “I was?” I was hoping you would… I was trying to reach you… I was wondering if you would… “Was” implies past tense. The action no longer applies. Consider instead: I am hoping you will… I would like to speak with you about… Are you available for… It may seem like grammar police, but if you want to seem more professional, speak in the present tense.