Here's a fun fact:
While researching for my Honors thesis on Lolita, I came across Alice Liddell, for whom Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) wrote Alice in Wonderland--great movie, by the way. Saw it twice in Imax 3D so far.
So Lewis Carroll was a pedophile who loved taking nudey pics of eleven-year-old girls, which, I'm sure, he left out of his query letter. Now lo and behold, we have a classic.
There's really no point in this post, just thought I'd share. So yea...just write an awesome query letter, keep your private life private, and uhh, your novel just might stand the test of time, become a movie, & net $210.3 million its opening weekend. *applause*!1!