HOW BEING A WRITER IS LIKE BEING A QUARTERBACK ON A BAD TEAM

NY Giant quarterback Eli Manning getting sacked by Dallas Cowboy linebacker.

Those of you who’ve been in the writing business for awhile and have attempted to get traditionally published know what a discouraging, demeaning, difficult challenge that is.

It’s like being a quarterback on a football team with a porous offensive line.  You know you’re going to get sacked frequently.  Only in the book business, you know you’re going to get sacked on virtually every play.

DEAR JOHN…

To me, it was akin to getting a “Dear John” letter from an old girl friend long after I’d married someone else.

But here it came, a rejection letter (email) from a literary agent for Eyewall over a year after the novel had been published and more than two years since I’d contacted—-and long forgotten about—-the agent.