1 phone call Wednesday afternoon
1 email query Wednesday afternoon
1 snail mail query, no SASE, today's incoming mail
(hint: all from the same person, pitching the same book)
How much is too much?
I don't know where the demarcation point is exactly, but I know this one is on the wrong side of wherever it is.
This is the kind of thing I'm on the lookout for in prospective clients.
I remember a series of phone calls with a prospect who would not let me hang up. It was always "just one more thing." Well, that one more thing led to 'no' cause it told me this person wasn't reading my signals very well or didn't care. I wasn't all that subtle either: "I have to end our conversation now" is pretty darn blunt.
There's a time and place for being over eager but this isn't one of them. There's a time and place to get in someone's face about something: this again isn't one of them. It's like the guy who gets on a crowded subway car and starts preaching the good word at the top of his voice. No matter how good the message, the delivery really gets in the way.
Every agent in town is well aware of how eager you are to secure good representation and how much your project means to you. Every SINGLE person we deal with feels that way. It's absolutely the norm.
Cool is not blase, cool is not indifferent, cool is not above it all. Cool is keeping your passion under control; it's showing not telling you are a professional.
***But John Travolta really gave it oomph.