My first novel, which I have titled In The Shadow of Honey Locusts, is finally finished. It took five drafts and 19 months, many sleepless nights and countless lunch breaks, a good number of hopeful days and hundreds of others when all I wanted to do is quit.
But I did not and, for better or for worse (I hope the former!), it is now done.
I have also crafted a query letter and a synopsis, and made a list of agents.
Yes, I know, there is always that what if I go over it just one more time and change a few more words but I think I am now satisfied. At last.
But now comes the silly question - is there a best day and time to send the query?
Do some of the unwritten rules of business apply to querying? That is, don't really send an email / query on Monday, especially early morning, because everyone is too busy focusing on the must-get-this-done tasks, and certainly don't bother to send one on Friday because everyone is in weekend-mode and won't really pay attention.
Any thoughts or experience with this - or am I going too far?