Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A JARRING IDEA

Way back in the summer…
On a prominent agent’s blog…
The question was asked, “What have you given up for writing?”
I won’t mention what I answered…
Because while it was funny there…
It won't be so much here.
But the other night…
As I turned the TV off at 9:00 P.M.…
And headed for bed…
With the second half of Dancing with the Stars…
The season opener for Castle…
And other awesome shows coming up that I really wanted to see…
I realized…
TV is what I give up to write.
( I don’t have Tivo or other such service)
I love watching TV but…
My favorite time to write is early in the morning…
(early, like 4:30 early)
And in order to get up that early with a functioning brain…
I have go to bed early.
My body likes and needs at least seven hours of sleep.
Plus, sleep is the best way to stay looking young and fit.
And it's free!
Considering all the $$$$ I've spent on jars of anti-aging creams.
I need all the free help I can get.
But you know what?
If I could find an agent in a jar who loved my manuscripts…
I’d spend $$$$ on that too.
For now though…
I’ll have to settle for lots of free sleep, a well rested brain, re-runs, and
Finding an agent the free old-fashioned way.




Always, Em-Musing

4 comments:

Patrice Kavanaugh said...

I'm with you about being willing to spend $$$ to buy "an agent in a jar." Actually, I feel I have spent--and will continue to spend--money to "find" an agent. Online workshops, in-person seminars, writing contests, subscriptions to magazines, conference fees--yeah, it's money spent to improve my writing, understand the industry, be a better writer, etc. BUT ALSO to find an agent. So, I think I have to challenge your phrase "finding an agent the free old-fashioned way." Trying-to-become-a-published-writer is an industry unto itself...and we all pony up the $$$ to realize our dreams! I do so happily. Money well spent, I'd say.

T. Anne said...

I wish agents were easier to find in general. Are we short on agents or rife with writers? I'm afraid I know the answer.

Elana Johnson said...

Oh, dude, I don't know what I'd do without my DVR. We record everything and watch it later. That's my favorite thing to do late at night. And no, I don't get up early. In fact, 7 comes WAY TOO EARLY every single day of the week. 4:30 makes me shudder. But everyone has to do what works for them.

Erin MacPherson said...

Ha!! An agent who likes your ms in a jar! You're hilarious!