I now have a spreadsheet of almost 30 agents. Almost at that stage, you guys. I've been ready to start submitting to agents for years, just not actually ready. But now...almost.
Yesterday I said I'm waiting on my last few beta feedbackers, and I still am. However, in my typically ridiculous impatience, now that I'm so...freaking...close...I'm starting to wonder if it would be totally inappropriate for me to start querying anyway. It may move things along, and will feel wonderful, even if I get rejected. However, the last thing I want to do is jump the gun and shoot my chances.
Now that I have a list, my plan is just to go down probably six or seven at a time. If I should be so lucky to get a call, I have Chip MacGregor's awesome list of Questions to Ask Prospective Agents at the ready.
I have my query letter just a few tweaks away from being ready. It's been looked at by some way smart, awesome and experienced people, which gives me hope. I have my list, my tentative plan.
So. Does that plan sound like a good one to you? Am I missing anything? And do I start now or wait until I get the last of the feedback and put the novel through one last round of edits?
Where are you in this process? Have you done this before, and what advice would you give?