Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Progress

I had another partial request today! That makes 4 with 1 rejection.

Here are the new stats:

Queries: 54
Partials: 4 (1 rejection)
Rejections: 18

So I'm not giving up just yet. I also heard from two local bookstores agreeing to take a look at The Voices of Ire to see if they will stock it.

I'm at 18K in my WIP, Colonization, and I came up with the two actors I'd like to play my two male characters:

The boy that she wants and can't have:


The dedicated and loyal boy chosen as her lifemate:

(I know he looks like Sam the Hobbit, but I've changed his name and put him in a sci fi setting)

The question is: who does she end up with???? Hehe.

34 comments:

Sandy Shin said...

Loyal boy, definitely! I'm all for the best friend. :)

The Words Crafter said...

I think she'll get the boy she can't have; he'll break her heart and the best friend will be there...causing her to realize she loves him...and congrats on both pieces of news!!!!

Kaylie said...

Congratulations--that's exciting that you've had so many partial requests.

Theresa Milstein said...

Hooray for partials!

Before I saw the pictures, I wanted him to end up with the assigned lifemate. He's growing on me. But now that I see the pictures...

Stephanie Thornton said...

Yay for your partial request- your request rate is great so you must have an awesome query.

Nicole Zoltack said...

I agree with Stephanie, your query letter must be awesome to have such a great request rate. I'm struggling with mine but I think it's almost ready.

Kris said...

No giving up allowed! You're getting responses, yeah! I think I'll do a post next week w/ my stats. Somehow seeing it in context is oddly liberating.

The dedicated and loyal boy is the probably isn't the one she'd choose today...but he'll be the one who stands by her in the end. :)

Christi Goddard said...

Congrats on the partials!

I totally vote for Sam every time. Looks fade, but heart is forever.

I got my first request today! I'm so excited.

Cynthia Watson said...

I like your choices in actors!

Keri said...

Zac Efron v.s. the hobbit? Hm... Sounds interesting. XD I love the 'friend' archetype. Sometimes it works really well that they end up with the main character and sometimes you can turn it back around so that it can't be/wouldn't make sense. Either way, it makes for an interesting development.

Amy Jo Lavin said...

Congrats on the partial request!

WritingNut said...

Ooh.. congratulations on all your wonderful news! I knew good things were coming :)

I love your choice in actors and I like Sam (even though he will always be Mikey from The Goonies to me)

Saumya said...

The loyal guy should win!! Congrats on the partial request!!

ali said...

Well, Zac of course. And I love Sam the hobbit, so I'm totally okay with him being a lifemate!

Great stats Aubrie! You can do this! ♥

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oh, she can't do better than Sam the hobbit! Pick him...pick him! :-)

Wendy Sparrow said...

Yay for a partial request! That's awesome.

Jen said...

Loyal boy, though I'm always a fan of the boy she can't have either!!!

Congrats on another partial! I know there are good things coming to you Aubrie! Way to stay in the game!

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats on the partial requests! Hopefully one of them will request a full. And, good luck getting The Voices of Ire in some local bookstores. It's a great book. It should be in there.

And, I'd go with loyal and dedicated boy. Looks fade, so hot boy won't always stay hot, but loyal and dedicated are great.

Faith said...

Oh, that's great news that some local bookstores are taking a look at Voices of Ire! Do you think you'll pursue more personal bookstore relationships if these ones work out? What a great way to spread the word!
Maybe they'll let you do an author signing or reading, too :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Congrats on another request. You're on the right road.

Creepy Query Girl said...

That's awesome news! Fingers crossed for you! and- the loyal boy ofcourse!

Talli Roland said...

Whoop! Congrats on the partial! And you said the agents were silent!

Southpaw said...

So may questions. What can’t she have him? Does he like her? Does the loyal friend make her happy, she her heart a singing?

Good luck with the bookstores. I hope that they’ll love it and want to stock it.

Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist said...

Yay! Congrats on the partial!

And on a side note, I think I love Zac Efron. Seriously. i think he is going to be a big big start. I predict an Oscar. I call it, right now.

Stephanie said...

Okay...I'm gonna openly admit, the pic of Zac Efron is why I clicked on your blog today! ;) LOL!

Wishing you lots of luck!

And BTW...if A Bitch named Karma is ever made into a movie, I so want Zac for one of my characters!

Zoe C. Courtman said...

Wow, Aubrie - way to go with all those partial requests! One of them will be a yes :D And I think she'll get the loyal best friend. (The hot guy never has the goods in the end, lol).

Cher Green said...

Congratulations on the partials and good luck getting your guys to star in the movie that will be based on your book. :)

Ann Best said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. And I wish you great luck finding an agent. Don't give up.

I'll do a book review for you when I read The Voices of Ire. I had some extra money this month, and so I bought a few books written by bloggers. I picked this one of yours. It should arrive tomorrow. I'm excited to read it.

M. Gray said...

Ooo, love the pics! I forget that actor's name, but he IS a hottie. Dear Sam, you were so serious 'bout your "taters."

Congrats on the request!! Aubrie, I want an agent to pick you up!!

Amanda Borenstadt said...

Ah, I love Sam! Take the loyal boy, for sure!

Congrats on the partial request. That's soooo way cool! :)

Sandra Cox said...

You go girl!

Racquel Henry said...

Congrats! You're wearing em down! :)

Amanda Sablan said...

4 partial requests; that's super awesome! I've gotten one, and I'm still waiting on a reply. :)

Hope it works out for you!

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