A lot of you are getting ready to query. Being not only unpublished, but not even ready to query myself, I can't really offer my readers any advice on how to write a query or make queries any better. (How many times can I saw query in one post? QueryQueryBoBeeryBananaFanaFoFeeryMeMyMoMeery....Query!)
I can, however, link to this awesome query contest put on by Kathleen Ortiz, known on Twitter as @KOrtizzle, tweeter of hilarious things she gets in queries (seriously. A recent tweet said, ""Um...queries in first person POV from the character's POV are really creepy #pubtip") She's giving away two query critiques, and not crappy critiques, but good, quality, "she'll bust out the red pen and tell you what she REALLY thinks" critiques.
Enter the contest here! If you do, please mention that @HeatherTrese sent you! (You get extra points for the referral, too!)
Does the idea of having my query ripped apart by an agent totally terrify me? Of course. But it's got to happen eventually, and at least this way the ultimate goal is constructive feedback, right? RIGHT?