Daily Archives: February 18, 2011

Query Crazy

Call me nuts, but I love writing query letters. 

Condensing a novel into a paragraph or two of intrigue is nothing short of poetry on paper.  I love capturing the essence of story in under 200 words and  my heart pitter-patters when my MC comes to life in a handful of lines.

Maybe I’ll quit writing novels and focus on queries.  I’ll be that odd Query Lady who collects query letters like the Cat Lady collects felines. 

  • Queries are the desserts of the writing world.
  • They are the sunsets on a successful day.
  • They are the angels at the top of the Christmas tree.
  • Queries are the back cover blurbs–they are the reason manuscripts get read.

How do you feel about queries?  Do they scare you silly or refresh you?  Am I the only one in the world who loves writing these elusive little buggers?  

Hope your day is querylicious!