The plan is to submit query letters to several agents every Monday during the month of January. This gives me time to research each agent to find out the best ones to query. I started a list of agents queried so that I don't accidentally pitch two people in the same agency or the same person twice. The list is all kinds of helpful!
The coolest part about the process is I now know the agents of some of my favorite YA books of 2009. (Eventually, hopefully, the best part will be actually landing an agent.)
So... the count stands at: 28 agents pitched so far.
A number of agencies and individual agents are out of the office during the beginning of January, so I am making a list of who I can query later in the month.