Okay, so I got a full request from an agent in November of last year. In her request, she said she'd likely get back to me in about 8-12 weeks. It has now been 16, almost 17 weeks, and looking on QueryTracker, it seems to actually take her around 5-6 months. I was just curious in this situation if it is acceptable to send a polite nudge, or do I just wait it out? Second question, if I should send a polite nudge, is there some sort of protocol to how this should look?
I'm asking because I've been formatting the book for release on KDP if the agent isn't interested, and at this point if it's going to be a no, I'd just like to get the project released and out into the world so I can feel like it's okay to move on with my next project.