Sep 15, 2007, 6:27 AM
Post #35 of 40
Hi Jenya, yes, I speak Russian and I think I'm going to be moving to Petersburg in January! But I'm not Russian, myself. About agents: you should query at least 100 before you get discouraged. When I was looking for an agent I read the Miss Snark blog: www.misssnark.blogspot.com and she recommends that you query at least 100 before you get even slightly discouraged -- actually, she says to never stop querying. If I hadn't had that advice I would never have gotten an agent, because I was eventually signed -- by a really great agent -- after writing to 75 agents. It wouldn't have occurred to me to keep going without knowing that. But if you think about the odds, it makes sense. Most good agents sign less than 1 percent of the poeple who cold-query them, many of the very best sign less than .1 percent, and some never sign anyone from the slush pile at all.
Re: [jenya] Balancing Work and School
I know this is a bit off topic here, but I bring it up because of what you wrote, Jenya, and because I still think that people who have a job situation that doesn't allow them to comfortably go to school should consider just writing a book and sending it out!
(This post was edited by aiyamei on Sep 15, 2007, 6:30 AM)