An “About My Query” blog! For those of you who are recent readers of my blog, this is a close look at an author’s query — any genre, any age range — with comments on it by me, as well as all of you! Now, I would never post an query without an author’s permission, so I don’t use just any random query sitting in my mailbox. No, in order to get into this space, please email me at email@example.com with the subject line “About My Query” followed by the title of your book being queried. For a look at some previous entries, check out the archives. If I get enough, we’ll look at queries all next week!
In writing, as in life, sometimes things happen that you don’t expect. You can draft and draft and draft, and prepare an outline of your novel that has every tiny little bit of plot mapped out to the nth degree, but if you’re not willing to toss all that aside, to let things go where they want to go, and let scenes play out as you never imagined they might, then I think you’re crippling yourself as a writer.