You’ve done your research. You’ve polished your manuscript. Now you’re ready for that query letter to be sent out to editors. Most of us struggle with those query letters. For me, they take much thought. It is not easy. How can you catch that editor or agent’s eye with a one-pager? You’re limited on your word count and are only supposed to include the essentials. Ouch! Query letters are like drafts. They need to be “revisited” and revised until you have it just right. Maybe even run it through your critique group. I do. Here is a link that will provide information on this topic, “Query me crazy,” by blogger YA author Corrine Jackson. She offers tips offered by an agent assistant. She even shows an example of a before-and-after query, which I found super helpful. So if you’re about ready to write that all-important query letter, you might want to visit her blog.
"Professionalism is an attitude. For a writer, this means professional presentation of queries and manuscripts, a thorough study of the market, and the ability to deliver assigned work on time." --Writing Tip from Writer's Digest Weekly Planner