I was kept busy all day yesterday, so I apologize for not posting a new chapter of my New Mexico Noir. If I were a more diligent person, I would have had it ready to post ahead of time. But I’m not. Actually, what I am is a busy lady with a husband, four children, family obligations to those outside my immediate family, a church family, friends. . .
Before I ask for your sage advice, dearest readers, I would like to make a comment. I find it telling that whenever I post something I find comical on my blog, nobody responds. Like this, for example. I thought this post was hilarious, but the only person who agreed with me was my dearest husband, and who knows what ulterior motives he had for calling me brilliant.
I guess it’s because my sense of humor is way out in left field. I should think of this as a warning that I’m probably not the best person to be writing humor. Still, though, I did want my reading audience to know the humor of zeugma. You see, the poem I posted last Friday was meant to be humorous. Does anybody know what zeugma is? I’ll reward you with my undying blogging devotion if you not only look up it up, but make up a good one and post it in the comments section. Oh, and no stealing from Pope. That’s not allowed. Plus, I’ll recognize it right off the bat because of my already existing undying devotion to Pope’s verses.
All right, then, onward to my
begging asking nicely for advice: Six months ago, I sent out a query to the agent who was on the top of my list of best agents to query. I did not expect that she would request my manuscript. Because she did, and she was my top choice, I stopped sending out queries. I’d only sent out four, and the others came back with rejections. Six months later, I’ve written the sequel to the book I’d queried (and, no, I didn’t know at the time that there would be a sequel. It just came to me suddenly, and I had to write it.) Now, I suspect that I should start querying again.
What do you think? Should I start querying other agents? Should I write the agent a polite e-mail telling her that I’ll be querying other agents? What would you do?
So, send me a zeugma or some sage advice. Either one would relieve my heart or bring me joy.