|This accurately shows how I feel today...|
I know I can edit. I'm great at spotting typo's, and I can usually catch awkward sentences and word placement, though I have a bit harder time of it in my own work.
Because of that I'm not nervous about making changes so quickly. However, I am a little hesitant about adding some of the sub-plot ideas that have been floating around in my head for a while...
I guess my question is, do I complicate things now? The elements I want to put in don't change any of the information in the query, so I'm not worried about that... or do I wait until I have an agent and throw the ideas at them hoping they'll like them?
Like I said, this is my first MS, so I may just end up scrapping the whole thing eventually anyway. But if my mess of a query and *pretty good* first 250 got past the bouncers, that tells me I've got something... right?
Am I being too hopeful for a beginner?
Have you ever had this dilemma? I haven't even started querying yet, because I've been so nervous. I've been working on this MS off and on for a year, and I still don't feel like it's really where I want it to be. At the same time, I'm anxious to get started!