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This week I managed to finish another revision of my novel and emailed it to my Beta Reader. Now I'm on to the next step, writing my query letter... oh joy! I have written one before, not well, and am attempting to do it again, hopefully better this time. My goal is to tame the query beast now so when the book is completed I can move straight to submission. This brings me to my question for today, how did you do it?
Through writing friends I've discovered a wonderful site, AgentQuery.com, which has a lot of Examples of Successful Queries and other tidbits, but as my grandmother used to say, It's best to get it Straight from the horse's mouth. Not that I consider you a horse, but you get my meaning. So if you can help please tell me how you went about the process of drafting your query? Trial and error? Cut and paste? Let someone else write it for you, or skip it all together? When you were done, what did you do next?
It feels odd to be asking these questions after so many years of working on the book, but it seems that after years of teaching my *baby* to sit up, the time has come to teach her to walk.
One More Thing...
I love discovering esoteric holidays! Today, September 18th, is Cheeseburger Day, a foodie holiday celebrating one of the most famous finger foods of all time. Not only is it a favorite food, American singer Jimmy Buffett turned it into a hit single in 1978. Although I still prefer his earlier hit, Margaritaville, any song about food is always fun. Of course, you can still have a veggie burgers since September is National Organic Harvest Month.
What's your idea of the perfect cheeseburger? Buffalo & American? Turkey with Swiss? Veggie & Pepper Jack? However you take it go for the gusto because it's Cheeseburger Day!