I have the whole week off from my day job! Haven't taken a full week since December, so I'm really stoked - not going anywhere, just staying home. Today I did some shopping and bought Paranormalcy. It was really good, and I finished all 335 pages. Contented sigh. I love a day lost in a book.
Yesterday I sent off some more queries... I'm at a total of 25 sent so far. I've gotten 15 rejections and am awaiting response on the other 10. According to Janet Reid, the Query Shark, if you don't get any bites with 25 submittals, you're doing something wrong. This is fairly disconcerting to me, of course. On the one hand, I respect the hell out of JR, but on the other hand I hear so many stories of people querying far more agents than that. What do you guys think? At what number do you concede it's time to regroup and try a new strategy?
Oh, and here's the nibble for the week:
As the man came closer, each footstep was like a clap of thunder. She could hear his breathing now, slow and steady, the opposite of hers. He was practically upon her now. Five feet. Two. One.
With a whoosh of air she felt the man glide past her and saw out of the corner of her eye a flash of moon pale skin not hidden by the dark cloak. She wondered if her face held a look of horror or of determination as she battled for self control. Something flew between them, like two lightning storms converging together in the same sky.