A friend says my posts have become less frequent. Yes. I've placed enough writing samples here for agents needing more than provided in my queries. The agent game is over. Now's the final phase, simply trying to get a few pieces published, in newspapers, pieces to provide enough credibility to get Half Italian's manuscript read. Four UK newspaper submissions remain.
Allow four weeks for email submissions to be read, then two weeks for follow-up to those submissions. That means I send follow-ups next Monday. Off to France on Tuesday. Once home, two weeks later, I make my final submissions.