I’ve tried. Really, I have. My one-page synopsis is a yawn-fest, and every attempt at structuring an exciting query letter ends mid-sentence about 200 words in. I need a break. A real break.
But, me being me, my idea of a break is exchanging writing for reading.
I’ve found Query Shark – a great resource if you’re trying to figure out what separates the good query letter from the bad and downright ugly.
Don’t worry – it’s not all work and no play – there’s a “What Not to Wear” marathon on today. I’m thinking about nominating myself. I’m going to need something other than yoga clothing to wear to my book signings. The going is a little tough, but this optimist is just beginning the journey. It’s a pretty steep learning curve but I’ll get there in the end.