I got my first stab at a query letter critiqued by debut author Susan Dennard through her inaugural Query Day.
This is a GREAT opportunity that only comes once a month so I recommend gluing yourself to your computer the way I did. (She only takes the first 10 queries. I almost passed out getting mine in at turbo speed.)
The biggest boost is that she didn't say, "Your story is unsalable." In fact, she said many supportive, positive things. If only she were my agent. :P
Now that I actually have a real live query to put through the ringer, I feel that much closer to this publication goal. I'm going to take time and work the crap out of this query letter the way I've done with my MS.
Anyone else working over their queries right now? (I know Ali Cross' dojo ninjas might be)