It’s true! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!
The book is easy to write, compared to the query letter. My book is solid, but I have no idea how to get someone else interested in reading it in under a page, without giving away too much. My wife says I should think about what I like about the book, and try to get that across.
So what do I like about it?
I like that I wrote it. I like the strong female lead (so few of those). I like the fact that the antagonist uses interdimensional aliens to consume souls. Maybe I should make that more clear, eh? Instead of saying he uses shadows, I’ll say cool thinks like “interdimensional.”
Or I can just repeat the same word over and over:
Raccoon raccoon raccoon raccoon.
Then the agents I send it to will just say, “Wow, this guy is so crazy, I just have to read his stuff!”
I guess it doesn’t work like that…
Back into the minefields!
Don’t worry. It’s okay. Really.