DOWN AND DESPERATE
I search page after page of the Manuscript Wishlist
looking for agents who represent picture books...
but find agents who prefer
accept only agented clients
accept only nonfiction
are currently closed
I skip the listings of
middle grade and young adult
I hone in on agents who want PBs, picture books, standalone texts.
I'm wanting character-driven
I'm looking for characters that need to be heard
I'm searching for stories with obvious potential for animation
I like stories that grab your heart and don’t let it go even after they’re finished
I like good prose and lively characters
I like funny storytelling
I would love to see animal POV
I would love to see Movie X meets Movie Y pitches
I would love a story with funny characters
I'm on the lookout for
I'm hungry for
I'm dying for
I'm a sucker for
I have a soft spot for
I have a hankering for
I have a craving for
I'm not focusing on
I'm not a fan of
I'm not crazy about
I don't know what I'm looking for until I see it.
I feel discouraged
down and desperate.
I fret and get that awful sinking-feeling.
Will I find an agent who'll like my work?
Will I ever find representation?
who throw a lifeline for hope...
and I feel better,
brave and determined.
Few is better than none.
I will not quit
and I will submit
because they request PBs, picture books, and standalone texts.
✌ and ♥
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness ~ Desmond Tutu