You have mentioned in your blog several times that seeing the end of a book is very important as it is often the hardest part to write. Have you ever been so excited by someones writing, and so convinced of their brilliance, that you offered representation after only a partial? (The purpose of this would be to scoop them up before soemone else, just like if Clooney offered to marry you. Surely you would say YES before even going on one date with him) I don't think this would ever happen to me, I am just curious.
Well, Mr. Clooney arrives fully formed. Your analogy is more akin to an arranged marriage with Mr Clooney when he was fourteen. Devotion only goes so far-there would have had to be a substantial amount of cash involved for me to have agreed to that proposal.
I've not succumbed to that temptation. Others have, and much hilarity ensued. I'm glad to send "yes I'm still interested" notes on scented paper (no caustic comments about what kind of scent) via the footman for as long as it takes but no offers of Snarkly Representation till that puppy has stopped chewing shoes and is ready for obedience school.
Once you're on my client list you get more focused attention; I start counting you as "unsold" and pretty soon as "unsold for more than a year" and that kind of thing makes me look like Howard Hughes in the latter part of The Aviator.
If someone else snatches you up in larval stage, more power to them. I know how I work best.