So I've been working on a novel. Never tried anything like this before but I think it's pretty decent. It's young adult novel and would be a pretty commercial proposition if it's good enough to be published. I was wondering if anyone here who has published or is in publishing could give me an idea about what I should do. For your first novel, do you wait until you have a finished manuscript before shopping it to an agent, or will an agent look at it with a handful of chapters written? I'm guessing the former but I really don't know. Any other advice from people in the know would be welcome.