Jane Friedman over at Writer's Digest posted a great guest post by Marcus Sakey, the bestselling author of four novels.
Marcus says that when you write a query letter, you are not selling your book with a query, you are trying to seduce an agent. He suggests that potential authors:
- Finish the book. Polish it up.
- Decide which agents to approach. Do your research.
- Write the dreaded query.
Me? I'm logging off and sticking my butt to the chair to write.