This is the query for my first ms. I still love the story, but it had major plot issues and after a few requests and rejections I trunked it and wrote something else. I wrote Harold-The Kid Who Ruined My Life and Saved the Day and met a few critique partners who proved to be worth their weight in gold.
After several query revisions, contest entries, manuscript revisions, and one more contest Harold got the attention of my agent. Yay!
Because I love the first story so much, I'm back to working on it and fixing the major plot issue - proving you do get better by writing, reading, and learning from others. Oh, and never give up!
Thanks, Lauren, for providing such a wonderful learning opportunity for writers!
Happy writing all!