okay so it's done at last. I just finished my second round of editing and I think this is it. I have nothing left to add (which is quite a relief since the editing pushed it from 200k to 210k instead of cutting it down like I'd hoped). <Protracted sigh> I know that is a completely unpublishable number, but it's only ever worth trying if it's impossible. Hahahahaha. Anyway, now I face this quandary of finding an agent. How does that work? Do I have to find somebody in my area or does it work across borders with any literary agent in any country being available to receive my work. And if you're writing a series or something, is it better to wait until you've completed more than one book before submitting, to show the agents/ publishers that you're serious, or does it not really matter?