The count thus far

Yesterday evening I received an email from an agent I had queried only three days before. She asked to see the first five pages of my manuscript. I sent it, of course!

Here is the count as of this morning:

  • 33 – the number of agents I have sent my basic query to
  • 6 – the number of agents who have asked for a partial or sample
  • 2 – the number of those 6 who have since declined
  • 14 – the number of explicit rejections (not counting the 2 above)

I have a better than 20 percent positive response rate to my query. I take that to mean that the pitch is effective. I’ve been over it a hundred times, and I’ve refined it just about as much as I think I can.

Persistence is what will make this happen now.

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