Dear Miss Snark,
I may get the cluegun today with my question. Do you need to inform agents about multiple query letters? I sent a query letter to my dream agency (their response time is four weeks and they want a one month exclusive to review your ms. if they request it). I hadn't planned to send other query letters until I receive my response. Some agents want sample pages along with query letters and I'm not sure how that affects the exclusivity request.
My gut says, "Just wait. Your dream agency is worth it." And then my bored and fidgety self says, "I hate waiting. Waiting is hell! Let's stir up some action." Besides psychotherapy, do you have any advice for the newbie?
You don't have to inform anyone it's a multiple submission at the query stage (UNLESS the agency website specifically says you do). We assume you're querying widely.
And the best way to deal with nerves is to get cracking on sending more query letters.
And don't get me started on the lunacy of picking a "dream agency". That's like falling in love with Mr. Clooney and failing to consider that perhaps other choices, closer to hand, and more realistic are the better choice.
Dear Dog in Heaven, I believe Grandmother Snark has hijacked the blog.