Thursday, December 17, 2009

Query Update

I’ve been trying to be a good girl and put this off until the end of the month, like I normally do, but I just can’t keep it bottled up any longer. So, without further ado, the numbers:

Total queries: 75
Pending queries: 18
Full requests: 4 (4 pending)
Partial requests: 10 (2 pending)
Rejections: 36
Non-responses: 7

Squeak! In addition to the FOUR FULL MANUSCRIPTS I now have floating around out there (two more than last month), I also received a rejection on a requested partial that actually left me in a good mood. The agent said my writing had “a terrific confidence and polish to it” (her words, not mine--woohoo!), and even though she didn’t completely connect with this story, she encouraged me to query her again with my next project if this one didn’t land an agent--which, she seemed to think, was by no means a guarantee. What a lovely thing to say. And what a confidence booster--in myself and in this industry.

Meanwhile, one of those most recent full requests came from an agent who admitted she didn’t do much fantasy, but since she liked my blog and the biographical paragraph I included in my query, she was willing to give my manuscript a try. It just goes to show you never know who’s going to be reading the stuff you send out into the ether, so you better make sure it represents you in the way you want to be represented.

That’s all for now. I’m off to refresh my inbox:)


Myrna Foster said...

That's great! I'm excited for you! Did the agent read your blog because you mentioned it in your query, or did she find it on her own?

Krista Van Dolzer said...

I added my blog address to my signature block: name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, blog address.

Anonymous said...

WHOO!! Good for you! How long have your fulls been out there? Here's hoping you get an extra special holiday gift! Fingers crossed for you...

Krista Van Dolzer said...

My fulls have been out for anywhere from two weeks to two months, Ant. Something tells me I still have a bit of a wait:)

Holly said...

Congratulations on the full requests! That's great.