When you find yourself truculently bedighting your scrivenery with inimical prose, serried and thick as chaparral; I, for one, recommend elision instead. Otherwise, your writing may appear solecistic, and you, as a writer, solipsismal.
So hey, I talked about queries once upon a time, but I realized that I never really said how they’re written. This is definitely important, because you can’t find instructions to write query letters anywhere else on the internet.
I struggle against the concept of permanent failure, probably because failure to me always means coming back and trying again in a different way. Failure is impetus for harder work, and certainly isn’t permanent. If anything, failure is transitory.
Even if your prose would make McCarthy cry with jealousy, your book will not see the light of day without a well-crafted query.