You work for months, years, maybe even decades on your book. Its the love of your life. It holds things that have become part of you and it takes great courage to fan the pages and tell the world to take a look. So, now you have to query. Take your masterpiece and squish it into three sentences and hope (pray!) someone will understand its greatness...in THREE SENTENCES!
As much talent as it took to write your book needs to be worked into your query. Lets try it.
GONE WITH THE WIND: Spoiled southern belle loses love of her life. Is seduced by a bad boy and as the Civil War begins and finds out she has more resourses then she ever imagined. Still she stays spoiled and self centered.
TOM SAWYER: Small town con-boy has many adventures. This takes us rafting and spelunking as he is chased by a crazy man. This boy even attends his own funeral.
ONE FOR THE MONEY: Out of work woman, desperate for a job, starts bounty hunting. She chases down the bad guys with comedic timing while fending off the advances of one hot cop and another hunky bounty hunter.
I think I need more work on this stuff. Its much harder then I thought.