About three weeks have passed since my last update, so here are my current numbers:
2 full requests
2 closed queries without a response
11 unanswered queries
1 request for pages after an in-person pitch
Though these numbers haven't changed much, I'm optimistic. If Lipstick-Covered Magnet proves too difficult to sell in the current market, I'll shelf it until I have something more traditional in bookstores. I've had numerous agents tell me the premise is great and my opening chapters are intriguing but they don't believe it will fit on their list. Even with the 17 rejections under my belt, I'm hopeful.
As I mentioned in my previous post, querying is a numbers game. I'll send out a new query each time I receive a rejection but otherwise focus on my second novel.