I am sure I am not alone in this...or maybe I am, and if so please don't tell me...but I am terrified of the "query letter'.
I'm a writer. That's what I do. I write. Ask me to write anything and I gladly will. But the mere thought of writing a query letter to a literary agent terrifies me.
Maybe its because I have read too many blogs, etc that mention that a bad letter can actually overshadow a good manuscript and cause it to NOT get picked up. Eeeeek! That places an awful lot of pressure on that one little letter.
The problem is, its time I write one. And although I know there are people, such as my Critique Group and classmates, who often read my manuscripts and provide feedback, I do not know of anyone who would be able to provide such guidance on a query letter.
I have read countless postings on the internet, books and spoken to people about what a query letter is supposed to be. I have drafted up query letters. I have listened to podcasts and lectures that include info on "how to write a query letter". But that does not take away the fact that my sole wish would be that SOMEONE would offer to help me develop a GOOD query letter.
Enough ranting. But in this season of making wish lists of what we really want out of life...I guess this is mine. At least at this moment. :)