Something I’ve grappled with lately is whether my novel is ready or not. I’ve done multiple drafts, and looked over the pages, words, descriptions and sentences until my eyes glazed over. It’s better than it was…but I’m not sure if it’s agent ready.
Eliza Green, another aspiring writer, has two great posts that offered me the insight I needed. One had to do with choosing editors, and the other had to do with putting together a checklist before submitting to agents. Her blog is full of useful information, and I highly suggest you check it out.
And as far as your material goes…I’ve learned…don’t rush it. Make sure your work is ready when you submit it.