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anotherday12
12-30-2009, 01:49 PM
Not too sure if this should be here or not so move it to where it's suppose to be.

I was just wondering when is it too 'early' to send in a query to an agent? Or when is it the perfect time to send one?

kaitie
12-30-2009, 02:01 PM
Once you've got the work up to the best level you can possibly get it. Too early is after you've finished the first draft and in that glow of "yay, it's done!" you whip up a query and start throwing them out.

Perfect is after you've edited and rewritten a few times, had beta readers check it, written your query and posted it in the SYW area to make sure it doesn't suck, probably rewritten said query about five times, written all of the synopses, etc., you might need, and have everything prepared and ready to send as soon as any agent shows interest.

Matera the Mad
12-31-2009, 06:46 AM
When, after months of getting all possible feedback from betas, editing, revising, and letting the MS sit for a month or more after all that, you can't think of anything to change after a complete readthrough.