People often ask me how many books I ask to see the manuscript for, after reading the initial query letter. Let's take tonight as an example... I spent a couple of hours attacking snail mail query letters, while I did laundry, and these are my results....
4 requests for a partial manuscript
Half of a large Old Navy shopping bag full of rejects
Do the math yourself. =)
And never fear, if you're still hanging in limbo about your query... I'm not done with all of them yet, and I haven't started the e-queries yet. So yeah, lots of rejections, but there's still hope for you, if I haven't read yours yet. And nothing gets mailed until Tuesday morning, anyway, courtesy of MLK Day (which I am taking off, due to my dental appointment and the fact that Chris has off).