My First Bite

Today, a literary agent requested to see more of KHUSH, my first novel. Before I say anything further, let me show a few rough statistics pertaining to literary agents in 2011.

Queries to prompt more material: .06%
Queries to prompt full manuscript: .01%
Queries to receive representation: .002%

Needless to say, the odds are against me.

Please, if you have room in your thoughts, or prayers, or whatever your function, send some of that sweet, sweet positivity my way.

Thank you, all of you, for participating in my life at some point, in one way or another. You have impacted the work that has carried me this far, regardless of our relationship—a lot farther than I knew myself capable. And an extra special thanks to my coworkers, who continue to be so tolerant, and supportive, of my chosen path.

Of course, this thing could still take years, but I don’t care. I feel pretty damned peachy.

Because, if nothing else, I am the .06%.

Published in: on January 23, 2012 at 8:47 pm  Comments (6)  
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  1. Good luck with the .01%. Sometimes it is closer to 100% than you think.

  2. That is awesome, I will keep my finger’s crossed for you.

  3. Thank you both, so much. I appreciate your readership, yeah?

  4. Congratulations on the request! The odds of success are different for everyone, really. Best of luck!

  5. Where did your statistics come from?

  6. Sarah: Thanks for stopping by! Your blog is still in my top 5 favorite blogs to peruse.

    Timothy: They are a rough average I whipped together using four or five different agents’ personal statistics from 2011. These numbers certainly aren’t concrete, but they give a decent idea of the odds.

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