I had to rework my earlier post on querying.
Seeing those negative numbers looming on my screen was just too disheartening.
I revised that post, but thought I would re-post this new and improved information:
Because I work with and teach statistics I know a little secret. You can get numbers to support just about any theory. So here is my new theory. I am not an agentless author with no hope, I am a quickly-improving-author who will likely one day (one unnamed, unpredicted day in the near to very, very distant future) acquire an agent.
So here goes:
Percentage of queries in February/March meriting full/partial requests: 4.0%
Percentage of queries in April worthy of full/partial requests: 3.2%
Percentage of queries in May deserving full/partial requests: 14.3%
Percentage of queries in June earning full/partial requests: 7.4%
Whew. Self-esteem restored, and totally supported by the numbers.