I wanted to gather some opinions about the process of trying to find an agent. I've currently got one finished book, which I am sending to one agent at a time. I'm also writing another unrelated book, which I hope to have finished by the end of the year. I'm starting to wonder if I will be able to sell the first book, and whether or not it's in my interests to keep sending it out. I have quite an unusual name so it's possible agents might remember me. Anyway, here are my concerns... * Are agents more like to look favourably on an author's next submission if they've already turned something down by them? Or will they look less favourably at them? * Is it good practice to remind agents that they've seen a previous work? This could show tenacity, but maybe this is unwise if they disliked your first book. Basically, I want to know whether you think I'm harming my chances by getting turned down.