I like to work on my query and pitch materials at the same time I work on my novel -- it helps keep me streamlined and figure out the essence of my book so I don't lose sight of it while writing. I also do a chapter-by-chapter outline at the beginning, so I generally know where I'm going, but anyway. I wrote a little elevator pitch hook for my novel, as well as the query hook, so any feedback (even at this early stage) is greatly appreciated!
Elevator Pitch: To earn a black-market wish to save her dying brother, a girl must help her pirate clan's enemies find a long-lost treasure.
Query Hook: Seventeen-year-old Louise Brunais has a treasure map that any pirate would gladly kill for. As a bloodthirsty pirate herself, she’d kill someone for it, too.