This is a very quick post today.
Stop by Lea's blog for a wonderfully insightful discussion [resulting from yesterday's post] regarding query letters, and whether a writer should seek help in writing one, hire it out to a freelance ghost writer, or summon up the courage and perfect it his or herself. The respect that we've all a right to expect, whether we be the writer, the potential agent, editor or publisher, also factored and weighed in from all sides of the table.
You might also want to stop by the following blog: Nathan Bransford~Literary Agent [soon to be added to my Blogs I'm Following list!], and read More on Ghost Queries, which is what fueled Lea's post and subsequent intellectual rant. Their perspectives are invaluable; whether old or new to the business of words.