God, I hate when we have these Lazarus threads that we dredge up from a year ago! Let's dredge it up again next year, it'll be cool!
And it will all be true.
Unless we all get trad pub deals, which only the brave or the foolish admit to wanting. Not me, though, I wouldn't be caught dead writing a query letter because, you know, trad publishers are all a bunch of thieves out to get the poor unsuspecting authors, unless they offer me a million dollar deal, then they walk on water. Or not, because I wouldn't know a thing about it.