So I'm hard at work on my query. Well, mostly, it's been an interesting week. Anyway. I've been going through all my saved info on queries and wanted to share the posts in case anyone else can find them useful.
Nathan Bransford has some advice here and here.
Barbara Rogan has some tips here.
A query letter broken down into it's parts here.
Agent Vickie Motter has a few here, here, here, here.
Of course there's Query Shark.
Probably the best was this template that was suggested
What does the protagonist want?
What's keeping him from getting it?
What choice/decision does he face?
What terrible thing will happen if he chooses A, what terrible thing will happen if he doesn't?
The main character must decide whether to__________. If they do (this) the (consequences/peril they must face are). If they decide not to do (this) the (consequences/peril they face are)
Who is the protag? (A fairy princess unicorn)
What is their problem? (is lost in the forest and alone, being royalty she's never been alone before.)
What do they do about the problem? (she searches for her lost guide, in the heart of the forest where the sun doesn't shine)
Who/what is the antag? (where she meets the wizard Horace who wants to use her horn in his immortality spell)
What are the stakes? (without her horn she'll lose her magic and princess unicorns will become normal unicorns, thus losing their royal status and their access to crowns.)
No, that's not really my story but it should be. It would be crazy amazing, right? Moving on.
Hope this is useful to someone. I'm getting back to work.