Hello hello! Welcome to the first installment of the Submission Series. So many authors worry to death about these tricky little queries (and synopsis and bios), but lets tie that bag of worry up and toss it off a cliff, eh?
They are Not as Important as You May Think
Think of your query as a paint primer. When we sit down to read through queries we read more than one in a sitting. Who knows how the last query has left the, because really, there have been some truly awful queries. So imagine I just finished a query that claimed the book would get me pregnant just by reading it (Yes, this really happened. No, it didn't work), and I land on yours next. I desperately need you to bring my focus to your story, so I can wash away the horribleness of the one before. Enter, Query. Set up your sample so that I'm ready for it when I get to it.
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