Thursday, November 29, 2012
A Query Letter for a Dark Comedy
In my inevitable post-NaNoWriMo freak out over what to do next, I decided to edit a novel I wrote a couple of years ago. I started thinking about whether I could get it published traditionally, which led me to think about query letters. I am apparently over my queryletterophobia mostly, but I can't seem to get this one right - I'm not even close.
It's a dark comedy. When I told my sister the premise of the story, she laughed out loud. But when I attempted to write the query letter four separate times, the story sounds depressing. I wouldn't want to read it.
I sent my best version to my critique partner. Maybe I need to work on it over a margerita or two.
I'll share it here when I get it to the point where the story sounds entertaining.