Saturday, January 23, 2010

Experiment #1: Email

A lot of people have asked me lately about some of the statistics involving my inbox.  So this week I kept track.  (Though I'm not sure if this was a good week to keep track - all my numbers seemed to go up this week and I'm not sure if this reflects a steady increase or if it was just an odd week.)

708 - Total Number of Work Emails This Week

194 - Queries This Week

5 - Still Considering

27 - Requested (Partials and Fulls)

1 - Nasty Response to a Form Rejection

45 - Number of New MS Added to My Kindle

5 - Editorial Letters/Emails I Sent Out

2 - MS Copyedited

8 - Books Added to the TBR Room


Melissa said...

It really makes me laugh when people send angry responses to form rejections. I've received plenty, and I'm well aware it isn't personal :)

Kristi said...

I love your 5 random things. Don't worry -- we had 2 dogs well before having 2 kids and I love them just as much as the pups on most days:) I now say I have 4 children: 2 canine, 2 human. Your orange soda is my coke zero but I figure if you have to have an addiction, it's better than some of the alternatives!

Kristin Miller said...

Fine. Look, I'm sorry about the nasty e-mail. But, danggit, when you signed me I figured my days of rejection were OVER! :(

Really, I'm amazed at how much you get done. Any time you feel like sending your magic wand my way, I'm all over it. :D

A. Grey said...

I intended to query you but when I click on the email link in your 'Submissions Guidelines' post it says file not found...

And I have to tell you that I laughed until I cried over your script to make a phone call. Not because it's funny but because I've done the SAME THING. And now that I've started querying, and had a few requests for full, I've had moments of full blown terror that an agent might, just might, actually call me. And then I'd have to actually talk to them. And not scare them, or screw up 'my big chance'. Yeah, animals are a lot less frightening to talk to than someone who might be the doorway to the rest of your life...

Lisa Desrochers said...

PERSONAL DEMONS will be in Melissa's hands soon, and I'm sure you'll never what to see it again!!! Oh, but then there's ORIGINAL I guess you're not done with me yet. Sorry! O_o

ChristaCarol said...

Hah! Kristin makes me laugh. :-D It's always interesting to get a peek into an agent's work life. Are there ever days you just want to take a vacation from reading? Is that even possible? Phew. Then again, I'm one to talk...

Suzette Saxton said...

Can I have the magic wand when Kristin's done with it?

A. Grey, I got a phone call out of the blue from the very fist agent I ever queried. Talk about a shock!

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Five Random Things About Suzie

1. I drink so much orange soda, it's probably running through my veins. I've been known to go through a twelve pack of diet sunkist in a day.

2. I'm legitimately nocturnal (or a vampire). I will be so exhausted at two pm that I'm falling asleep standing up - it has happened before, at Six Flags no less - but as soon as the sun goes down I'm wide awake.

3. I have a gorgeous unused $6000 Reem Acra wedding dress hanging in my closet, and it showed up on my doorstep the same day my (now ex) fiance broke up with me. And thank God for that. I wouldn't have wanted to waste that dress on him.

4. Social anxiety plagues me daily. I write a script and practice in front of the mirror when I have to make a phone call, but most people who interact with me have no idea how nervous I am (or perhaps they lie) because I've worked so hard to try to overcome it.

5. I'm actually worried that I will never love my children (when I do have them in the far off future) as much as I love my dogs. I just like animals better than people - they're sweet and innocent and soft and furry - is that so wrong?