I'm cleaning up another query letter to go out tomorrow and three or four more will go out in the mail the next day. I did another scan of Editors and Predators this evening and discovered two of the agents I'd found on Writer.net were listed as "not recommended" for various reasons. I'm really grateful for resources like this. This is hard enough without dealing with the scam artists as well.
My one gripe with this process? The fact that I need to rewrite the letter for every agent. But I think I'm getting closer to having enough copies that I'll be able to suit every style. I just wish they'd all agree on one format. It would make it much easier to spam them. :)
The only snag is that every agent wants to know why I'm querying them. There are a few who keep blogs that I read regularly, but many simply turned up in a search engine on a site like Writer.net. It doesn't help your case to say, "Ummm . . . because you're an agent who works with sci-fi and I . . . uhh . . . want to be published so I thought that would be enough by itself." So I have to do extensive research on each one. That's a lot of research.
I subbed "Nothin's Broke" day before yesterday and I'm starting the next one tomorrow. The working title of this one is, "Tales from the toolbox" (It's atrocious, but it will do for now).
Week after next, I start writing "Willow's Blood".