I’ve read a bit about following @QueryShark.

This leads to the Query Shark blog. There’s a lot to read there.

This leads to reworking my query letter.

Examples like #320 show how it’s done when it’s done well.

Here’s the gold standard: description of a book from Elmore Leonard. It’s got 10 sentences and lays out characters, conflicts, and stakes.

There are other FTW’s on Query Shark. Each is a lesson on what to do.

I’ve got work to do.

Most agents seem to say “8 weeks and consider it rejected." For me, this means sending queries in the odd-numbered months. A dozen or so is about the limit of my available time. I have non-fiction to finish. And conference proposals to review. And chapters to write in Book III.