Blarg, I'm a whole day late! I'm sick, so I'm going to keep this post short.
I'd like to talk about queries. A query is a page of words that could make or break your book as far as whether it gets published (unless you're counting on self-publication). If you have one you'd like another pair of eyes on, give me a try. Arbiter of sanity @ gmail . com (no spaces).
Queries can be super frustrating. You have to boil tens of thousands of words down to a neat little snippet, but not only that, it has to grab the agent/publisher's attention. I'll come back as soon as I'm feeling better and discuss this in more length, but until then, here are some questions to answer.
Have you tried to query before? How much success did you have?