So I started writing my query last night. The entire experience was awful. I tried to look at agent blogs and writer blogs, but it didn't work out so well. Whoever says writing a query isn't hard—and I’ve learned there are a lot of you people out there—should be taken out back and pelted with snowballs.* Repeatedly.
Quite frankly, I don't care if other people think it’s easy or difficult. I think it’s hard, therefore it's inconsiderate for others to undermine my troubles by telling me it’s easy. People mean well, but they have to realize that every writer is different, which means the query process—from start to finish—is going to be different, too.
For that reason, I'm not going to sit here and tell you query-virgins out there that this “simple” 250 word letter is easy if you follow the appropriate steps. *snicker-snorts* No, I won't do that to you. However, I will warn you that you may be just like me and find it extremely difficult to write. If that's the case, I'M SO SORRY. We can cry on each other's shoulders if you want?
So what about you guys? Are you query-virgins or are you a pro at it? Do you find writing the query easy or hard? Have any tips?
*If you don't think I can find snowballs in September, think again.*