I finally entered the query trenches (somewhat tentatively) in August 2016, sending my query out to 10 agents. I received a couple of blanket rejections and a couple of personalised responses - both of which basically complemented specific parts of my novel but said that the plot just wasn't for them.
And then there was on agent who seemed really interested. She loved my partial and asked almost immediately for my full manuscript. This was all in August, within a week of me sending me queries out. And since, I've heard nothing. 5 months have passed - is it okay for me to send a follow up email? And how do I phrase that without seeming rude / inpatient / definitely putting her off?
Furthermore, since then I have completed a further edit. If this agent says she hasn't begun reading my MS but she is still interested, do I bring this up?
Thank you to anyone who can help me decide whether to prod or not to prod!