Looking For An
by Gail White
think there were so many people
with a novel tucked in a box under the
or in two computer folders and a flash
or not yet written, but plotted in their
but there must be millions of em.
Way too many
for publishers to look at. Hence the need
for an agent. Hence the urgency to
to stop the clock and give your book a
So you buy a book on how to find an agent.
It lists two hundred, so you pick twenty-five
and then twenty-five more, and then you
and wish youd never learned to
write or drive
or eat with a fork. You practice come-on
My YA novel is based on Charlotte
But they say its not what theyre
looking for, or else
it IS what theyre looking for, but
not from you.
Maybe you shouldnt be trying to
write for money.
Wouldnt you rather write poetry
You loved it once. If you only want to be
you can write stuff that doesnt
have to pay
No, dont get mad. I was only
thinking out loud.
Keep trying, keep trying. One should
Miracles happen. People do strike oil
in their yard. Or lightning strikes them.
Life is fair.