Query Letter Tango

Okay, I am now sending query letters out to agents for my steampunk novel. I have sent a grand total of two queries and received two rejections back. Which translates into me being completely unsatisfied with my query letter. I’ve shared the letter with a couple of other writers and considered their thoughtful feedback. But I’m still left wondering how to perfect the letter.

I’ve decided to try and do some free-form writing, essentially writing several versions quickly to see if I can’t better pinpoint those ideas and phrases that are going to help me sell this thing. I would much rather be working on the new novel. Story I understand. I don’t know what to call this. A sales-craft of sorts, but not one I’m all to thrilled about. Still, I am the essence of determination. At least, that’s what the voices in my head say.

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