I follow this blog, and I recently took a leap of faith that my writing isn't total crap and sent off a draft of my query letter to be shredded.
This is the novel I am focusing on for the conference in October, and I think the Evil Editor and the comments included will help me to find a more concise and worthwhile focus...
Based on this crappy query, would you want to read this novel? Any suggestions from my lovely readers on how to improve?
I really believe this is woman's fiction before being a mystery, but I guess I didn't convey that well enough in the query. There is the element of mystery, but at the root of it the MC reinvents herself and establishes a more tangible identity than she has at the start.
Clearly, I can't be wounded...please offer any negative or positive feedback on this query!