Monday, October 19, 2015

A New Poem & Agent Update

I finally have some new stuff to share here.  I wrote a new poem last weekend for the first time in two years.  I had just found out that a friend's dad had passed away in the beginning of October, and this is what popped into my head.  Here it is:

A Heavenly Reunion
(In Memory of Traci & Vincent Guillot)
I showed up in Heaven today,
And not even God would stand in my way
When it comes to seeing you again:
The daughter I loved until the end.
“Living the past four years without you has been hard on me,
But that doesn’t matter now that you’re here with a heart full of glee.
Only our love for each other shines through
To the loved ones still missing me and you.”
“Dad, I’m so glad to see
We don’t have to be
Separated from each other anymore
By a gulf between two distant shores.”
“I’m glad to be here, too.
Where the colors are so vibrant and new.
Let’s walk hand in hand
As you give me a tour of the Promised Land.”
Then the two strolled
Together down a street made of the purest gold.

Agent Update

I completed my second round of queries to possible agents.  I've received five rejections, and have five more yet to hear from.  That makes 15 rejections out of 20 total.  I'm not letting it get me down.  Each agent has said the same thing: "It's not a right fit for them, but good luck finding an agent."  One even said it "sounded like a good book, but they had a full client list and wasn't taking on any new authors" with the standard "good luck" in closing.

I keep a positive outlook by thinking:

Stephen King was rejected 100 times before he sold Carrie.

John Grisham was rejected 25 times before he sold A Time to Kill.

If they could persevere, so can I!