Finding an Agent
When to query: A matter of opinion?
Several authors and agents whose blogs I follow have different tidbits (okay--sometimes a lot more than a *tidbit*) of advice on the query process. As with anything the proverbial baby must be filtered from the bath water so as to avoid missing that just-the right-piece-of-advice-at-the-right-time moment. When it comes down to how to “do it right” some suggest that the best time to begin querying is once you have a solid 50-100 pages done, revised, and perfectly polished. Others seem to suggest the query process is something that begins once the novel is “finished.” (Is it *ever* really finished?) Is there a *hard and fast* rule here? Or is it simply a matter of preference?