Can we do a reality check here, please?
There have been a number of people saying "Oh, you have an agent already, your book will sell.".
One, I have 7000 words of a novel which I am writing at the pace of a snail. Note the emphasis on SNAIL. Two, I am not writing the novel to be "marketable"; I am writing it because the damn thing wants to come out of my head. Three, Lori has not yet read the book, knows only the barest outline of it, and very well may not represent it based on her own professional discretion. I'm fine with that.
Which then leaves with me two options:
Four, if Lori does not like the book, then I am in the EXACT SAME BOAT as every other single person reading this blog because I will be querying agents.
Five, Lori likes the book, and then sends it out to editors. And then the editors reject the novel. This is just as likely a possibility. Not all good books sell. Not all well-written books sell. I have had books that I love not sell, not due to their writing or how good they were, but because publishing is a freaking business, people, and editors must buy what the publishers will pay for.
So, to summarize: My novel, when I eventually finish it, has no special advantage because I am an agent. Particularly because it will be submitted under a pseudonym, so NO ONE WILL KNOW THAT I HAVE WRITTEN IT.
Are we all on the same page now?