I don't know about any of you, but when I was a kid, I had a tendency to finish the difficult tasks I was given before I moved on to the easy tasks. I did this because I knew that the longer I put them off, the harder it would be for me to finish those tasks. And I saw the easy, sometimes fun, tasks as my "reward" for doing the hard stuff I desperately needed accomplish.
I'm actually disappointed that writing doesn't work this way for me. That's because I LOVE writing. I wish I could finish the synopsis, the query letter, and ALL of the editing so that I could reward myself with the first draft. Okay, the second draft is actually my favorite part of the process, but you see what I mean. I have to outline first (which is fun), then write the book, then edit, then re-edit, then write the synopsis and query letter, and THEN I can go out and talk to agents.
It's funny how life works that way, sometimes. But this is STILL what I love! :D