photo by Fritz Polking.
Nearly time to query, dearie.
Seems writers in the query process fall into three distinct categories: small, medium and large. That is to say: timid, moderate and enthusiastic. Or cautious, confident, and impatiently whatthehell.
Some will query a single agent/editor and wait patiently for a reply before moving on. Some sent out queries in batches -- say five/ ten at a time -- before selecting the next set. Others, apparently, query blast with exuberance any agency/house whose guidelines might remotely fit the genre in question.
Most professionals probably recommend the intermediate approach; but,
when one thinks of all the pro and cons connected with each method -- particularly highly variable response times and the inherent subjectivity of this business -- there is really no One Best Way.
Except: keep the query short, get the name right, keep a careful spread sheet, and keep going.