I’m going to hold off on sending more queries until mid-January. I’ve just got too much on my plate right now with trying to find a new job and can’t really concentrate on revising my query letter.
The official count now stands at 18 letters sent (I know, so much for sending one every day in November). I’ve gotten 10 rejections and haven’t heard from 8. Of the 8 I haven’t heard from, 6 don’t respond unless they are interested in seeing more, so if I haven’t heard from them by the end of December, I’m moving them to the reject column.
I’m not discouraged completely. I know it takes a long time to find an agent and it’s going to take a lot of rejections before I do, if I ever do. I’m discouraged slightly because I feel like I queried some of my top choices too early. I should have held back on one or two of the agents that I really thought would like the book until I had test-ran my query letter a bit more. Oh well. Maybe with the next book.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season!!
3 thoughts on “Query Update”
I’m so impressed with your tenacity, Rachel! You’ll get there. 🙂
If you haven’t already, google for Miss Snark and take a look at her query advice. She may have ruffle a lot of feathers, but she sure did a thorough job of teaching on her blog.
Sending happy thoughts your way.