I'm a new player =I just started playing again after an over 10 year hiatus. I'm (sadly) in the 600s.
I've been studying openings and I seem to do better in games where I can use the Italian game or Ruy Lopez. However, there's a strange game that I continually lose a slow and painful game against and it's the family of plays that have the queen out causing havoc early. In particular, the [Wayward Queen Attack] has been at the heart of every game I've lost in the last 3 days.
I mostly contribute this to my lack of piece development out of fear of losing pieces to a queen. How should I counter it? : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayward_Queen_Attack "The Wayward Queen Attack"