I don't query agents or publishers. I'm just not UP to that yet. I'm still working on polishing my novel, Dog Show Detective, and I'm plotting and developing characters for The Warracknabeal Kids. I know it's just around the corner, and yes, I'm a little scared.
I creative write. When I have to do non-creative tasks I shuffle my feet and moan like a zombie (okay still fresh from reading The Forest of Hands and Teeth and The Dead-Tossed Waves). I don't want to query, I just want to create fiction and have people come and find me and ask to read it (realistic?), but I realise as my edits progress on Dog Show Detective, that the time is coming, so I'd better do a little research.
Here are some links I've found about creating an effective query:
I've also purchase this e-book (haven't read through it yet though):
I've also been working on my synopsis, How To Revise Your Novel (the editing course I'm taking) has made this process simple. This is a thorough course and I don't think I'd have been able to revise without it:
Maybe writing a query won't be scary after all - maybe I'll even enjoy it :-)