Because I’m sure you’re just dying to know, right?
I’ve now sent 31 pitches and/or queries for The Fall and Rise of Peter Stoller.
Of those 31, I’ve received 4 requests for pages/partial manuscript.
Of those partials, 3 came back as a pass while 1 remains outstanding.
Of the 31 queries, I’ve also had 3 passes with no request for pages; basically, they passed on the query itself.
And finally, of the 31 I’ve had 2 requests for the full manuscript.
To recap: 13% = request for partial, with 75% of those ending up as passing; 10% = pass; 6% = request for full
Selling a book is like selling a house, right? You only need one buyer . . .
Meanwhile it was cooler this morning which means a longer walk, starting with an approximately 13-minute warm-up courtesy of “Rhapsody in Blue.” It’s one of my favorite instrumental pieces (along with anything by Scott Joplin), and I love the treatment Fantasia 2000 gave it. This morning’s playlist also featured a heavy dose of Matchbox Twenty:
1. “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin
2. “I’ll Believe You When” by Matchbox Twenty
3. “Old Five and Dimers Like Me” by Jerry Jeff Walker
4. “Stop” by Matchbox Twenty
5. “Mad Season” by Matchbox Twenty
6. “You Still Touch Me” by Sting
7. “Hit It” by American Authors
8. “Mysterious Ways” by U2
9. “Daylight” by Maroon 5
10. “Vincent” by Don McLean
When you consider “Rhapsody in Blue” is the length of about three songs, it makes for a pretty good walk. Weird to have Jerry Jeff Walker in there, but I did grow up listening to him, so for me it was a nice blast from the past (Mercury is retrograde, after all).