(not really, I have never cracked my knuckles in my life)
Last week I wrote my query letter. THE WHOLE THING! And I'm pretty happy with it, as naive as that may sound (really naive, I'm sure, but I'm okay with that). My manuscript isn't quite in querying shape--yet--but my query letter gets it more ready.
Right now, I'm letting my query cool off for a few days, then I'll work a little more on it, email it to Matthew MacNish, it will get analyzed on his cool blog, then I'll be not-so-happy with it, I'll work on it again, and get it closer to where it needs to be.
These two things, the query letter and the synopsis, are . . . hmmmm, I'll go with . . . difficult to write. Horror stories abound about the two of them. But I wrote them, figured out some stuff that needs fixing in my story because I wrote them, and now I give myself . . .
A very large and clunky trophy!
So, what's your take on writing the query letter and/or synopsis? Do you hate writing them? Do you like writing them? Were they as scary as you thought? Tell me your thoughts on these two little (but huge) things.