Sunday, June 13, 2010
Query Stats Updated
"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins not from strength but from persistence."
I realized this week that I'm the least happy when I'm querying. I don't like soliciting people for anything. I'd be a terrible saleswoman. So I feel like I'm knocking on everyone's doors saying, "Listen to me, read my work." And it's hard to get turned down. This is the fourth book I'm querying, and I've had partial requests and full requests before on the other three, so it's hard not to think this one will end up the same way: close but no cigar. (Who wants a cigar, anyway?)
But I have to try. I got my third partial request this week.
Here are the stats:
Queries sent out: 40
Partial requests: 3
And I'm up to 9,000 words in the Young Adult Spin off: Colonization.
Has anyone else been "close but no cigar?" How did you feel? Did it make you want to try again or give up?