When I was a literary agent I saw quite a few queries telling me about multiple projects, other times I would get a series of queries from the same author. I totally understand the sentiment. People grow attached to all of their various works and they want an agent who is going to be able to champion all their projects.
But, as I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, finding an agent is hard. And it’s even more difficult when you split your time and energy between multiple projects. There’s a major dilution effect: the more projects described in a query, the less each one stands out.
Agents want to hear about one project at a time.
Decide which project you love the most and go full throttle on that project. I know it’s hard to choose among children. But do it anyway.
In the meantime, keep writing, and don’t mention the 10 manuscripts in your drawer until you’re farther along in the process and the agent is interested in you. And if you decide to re-query an agent, give them a couple of months.
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