Wanna know a secret? It's in regards to Mysterious Other Novel. Guess what I did? I wrote the query first. I wrote it before outlining and before writing a single paragraph. In theory this should help me create a more focused book. I'll let you know if that actually happens.
It really is like dating. I think if you go on a few bad dates or you get rejected, it's really easy to give up on the whole idea of love. Pretend you don't want it. Throw up your hands and develop a new love for something lower maintenance. Something like Skittles. And that is fine. Part of the process. But, you better get back in that saddle eventually, cowgirl, because you got books to write.
So yeah. Here I go again. Maybe one day I'll finally write it. The magnificent query that manages to do everything queries need to do. Magnaquery! Magnifiquery! Um... Superquery? Bleh. Scratch that last one.
What about you? Query first? Or query last? Which works better?