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While reading Talli's interview and squatting on Jaydee Morgan's awesome blog- the same recurring questions kept coming to mind:
When you've finished a manuscript and really worked to transform it into the best it can be- and it's just not catching any interest from an agent-
When should you give up??
This is a personal thing, I’d imagine. I've only written two novels and have a third one taking form in my head and on my laptop bit by bit.
My first novel was a big 'hoorah' because I realized I could finish a book from start to finish. That said- I recognize that it was overwritten. But the time spent on editing, revising, and going over it with my critics group has really helped knock it into shape.
I’ve had it out on submission now in its current form for the last four months and although I have had interest from agents, no one has picked it up (as of yet but there are still a few with full or partials).
Now that I’ve finished my second book, my instinct is to hurry up and get it into shape so that I can submit it as fast as possible because I’m in love with it and think that agents will be enthusiastic about it as well. -So I can see how enthusiasm would wane on a first project when your second, or third, or fourth just seems to shine all the more.
But in this case, - is it better to keep your first projects on submission while querying something new? Or do you take them out of circulation?
How many agents do you query without response before you decide that it’s just never going to get picked up and move on?
I’m still trying to answer these questions. I think as long as agents show interest in my project, I will probably continue to query it in hopes that one of said agents falls ‘in looove’…
But I’m still wondering what to do when I’m ready to send my second project out on submission.
Has anyone sent out multiple projects and how did you go about doing so?