I was putzing around on querytracker.net today and came across an author who'd recently been offered representation. They posted their stats and because I found them interesting, I thought I'd share.
Received two offers of representation on 4/15 for my 83,000 word romantic comedy/chick-lit novel from D4EO Literary and Book Cents Literary.
For those of you interested, here are my stats:
Began querying: 12/1/09
Offers of representation: 4/15/10
Queries sent: 115
Positive Responses = 16
Negative Responses = 99
I think it's important to remember that finding an agent takes time. You send out tons of letters, and you get results like that. It's really important to remember this business is subjective. You'll get rejected, it's guaranteed. What one agent likes, another won't. If anything, this process is going to teach me patience. I'll always be thankful for that.