I hope you and your family are doing fine. Here in London, the situation is crazy, deserted streets and supermarkets.
I'm writing to ask you for advice. My book and the query are ready, but because of the virus, I'm hesitating to pitch agents. Is the market closed at the moment? Or do you think I should try anyway?
I don't know.
I don't think anyone really does.
While there has been a lot of talk of working from home, what I'm seeing is people worrying from home.
And many agents may be at home with small children, or trying to help older relatives.
My first priority is the stuff that has to be addressed: upcoming publication dates; delivery dates; events.
Reading queries isn't on that list.
I'm also VERY hesitant about offering rep right now.
I don't know what we're looking at down the road, and planning like it's all going back to "normal" in a couple weeks seems...well...deluded.
You don't put the brakes on the economy this size and then just start up again at full speed.
You might keep your eye on Twitter for agents who say they are actively reading and signing. I've seen a couple of those.
I wish I had a more definitive answer.