Monday, September 25, 2006

Welcome to Query Hell

My original query letter for The Outlaw Bride appears to have been lost in the Great Computer Crash of May 2006. Along with the synopsis. Great. Lovely. Must be Monday.

I found a few old drafts of the query, but they're all crap. I've tried rewriting it this morning but again...more crap. I'm wondering if perhaps I shouldn't write an article on how to write the world's most convoluted query letter. I could win a prize. Seriously.

Perhaps I should try prefacing it with something like this:

Dear Agent,

Please trust me when I say my query letter writing abilities are in no way reflective of my manuscript. While I realize everything you are about to read will confuse the hell out of you and sound much like the rantings of a mad woman who forgot her meds, please understand that the novel itself is in wonderful shape with scintillating prose and engaging characters. A definite must have for any agent or editor willing to overlook my crappy query/synopsis. Honest.

What do you think? Should work huh?

7 comments:

Maxx said...

Works for me. I'd buy it.

Cathryn Fox said...

I like it!!!

Bailey Stewart said...

Now that's a query letter!

Melissa Marsh said...

LOL. I love it!

Tess said...

Me too - I'm having similar problems with my query letter. They never sound right to me.

Lexi said...

You'd definitely get points for creativity! But that might be all you'd get.

Julie S said...

It would certainly grab their attention!