Over at Sandra's blog, she detailed a point system that she had told me about a couple of months ago. I wanted to blog about it then, but I didn't recall all the details. Here's how it works:
Query or short story out there - 1 point
Requested partial on agent or editor's desk - 3 points
Full manuscript on agent or editor's desk - 8 points
I have 19 points. How many points do you have?