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chevbrock
05-03-2011, 08:23 AM
Assuming my MS is the most wonderful thing that will cross the agent's desk when the period for submissions opens next week, would I be better off striking early when the agent is fresh and in a good mood, or towards the end, when they are jaded and ready to be 'wowed' by my brilliance? :)

Or doesn't it matter?

Jennifer_Laughran
05-03-2011, 09:05 AM
You are overthinking it.

If your ms is the most wonderful thing to cross the agents desk, it won't make a lick of difference when you submit it.

PinkAmy
05-03-2011, 01:03 PM
You are overthinking it.

If your ms is the most wonderful thing to cross the agents desk, it won't make a lick of difference when you submit it.

this.

Susan Littlefield
05-03-2011, 06:41 PM
Assuming my MS is the most wonderful thing that will cross the agent's desk when the period for submissions opens next week, would I be better off striking early when the agent is fresh and in a good mood, or towards the end, when they are jaded and ready to be 'wowed' by my brilliance? :)

Or doesn't it matter?

It doesn't matter, I'm sure, because they go on a stack to be read by someone. I say it's best to submit it when it's ready whether it's the beginning, middle, or end of the reading period.

Whimsigirl
05-03-2011, 07:03 PM
Don't worry about the agent's reading habits because that's out of your control. What is in your control is that you send your ms when it's ready, and when you're ready.

chevbrock
05-04-2011, 11:03 AM
Thank you all!

It's ready, and has been for a few months, now, so I'll throw the dice when the window opens.