Drafting a query is an exercise in brief. Convey your idea minimally and quickly. Hit them hard and fast and try to leave a positive impressions.
That is the advice from the book I just finished on query letters. Good advice with a well thought out formula. So why then the first initial rejections.
Not that I don't expect rejection. I expect enough rejection to line the walls. But what I found missing was my voice. Following the outline was a good exercise in presenting my case quickly and concisely. Yet there was me there.
So I reworked the query for the past three months. Yes, that sounds like a long time but remember my fingers don't always and there are children involved. Writing will always come second while they are home.
Today I am hopeful. I woke up this morning with an idea in the front of mind. I rolled it around and began to get excited. I think it could really be a good hook.
The distance from the average toilet seat
to the ground is sixteen inches. That is a long fall with tubes
sewn into your leg. Yes, I fell often and talk about in my
humorous and inspirational memoir, Umm, God, How Do I Sit On the
Toilet? . . . .
What do you think? Maybe someone will sit up and take notice. Here's hoping!