STATUS: Tomorrow is a holiday so I won’t be blogging. Have a great 4th!
What’s playing on the iPod right now? HOUNDS OF LOVE by Kate Bush
Oops. Perhaps I should have clarified yesterday’s statistics because requesting 15 sample pages from 52 queries sounds pretty great.
That is until you hear the explanation. Be forewarned, the real statistics are daunting.
So yesterday I read 52 queries. That is true. However, these 52 queries were set aside for me to read out of three weeks’ worth of queries.
On average, the agency gets 100 to 150 email queries a day. So in the last 21 days, we received 2,625 queries (using an average of 125 queries a day). Out of those 2,625 queries, Julie and Sara set aside 52 queries for me to read and review.
Out of those 52 queries, I asked for sample pages from 15 writers. In reality, I just basically asked for 15 sample pages from 2,625 queries.
Now before you die of heart failure, that’s probably not wholly accurate either. I know Sara has also been requesting sample pages and I actually don’t know how many she has requested from queries over the last 3 weeks.
So I’m guessing the total is more like 30 or 40 requests for sample pages out of 2,625 queries.
Now you know why I’ve spent so much time teaching you folks how to write that silly query pitch blurb!
And because I can’t leave you in doom and gloom right before the holiday weekend, just remember that ‘re’ is a drop of golden sun…
This put a huge smile on my face. I hope it does the same for you!
More than 200 dancers performed their version of “Do Re Mi”, in the Central Railway Station of Antwerp. With just 2 rehearsals, it is a promotion stunt for a Belgian television program where they are looking for someone to play the leading role in the musical of “The Sound of Music”.