Tomorrow, August 10th, 2011, at 3:30pm CDT, the options for all available queried agents expires. At that point, the much aforementioned PLAN A will have come to a complete and utter halt; and PLAN B will commence.
For those of you who are new to the game, PLAN B is submission to a few publishers that accept direct submission of manuscripts. They each have different wait-times for acceptance or rejection, so PLAN B is sort of a really big "wait and see what develops" scenario. I wish I could say something like "it will take exactly eight weeks," but I can't. Heck, I can't even say exactly how many months PLAN B will be!
It's a darn shame the world doesn't run on my time-schedule, ain't it? ;) Such is life. After all, I am just a very small cog in a very big machine over which I have no control.