"The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it." ~Arnold H. Glasgow
This is a quote I found online today that pretty much sums up how I've been feeling about the whole query process. Trying so desprately to hatch the egg, when what I want to do is smash it with a frying pan.
I have searched every data base that I know of, trying to find agents who take YA and/or fantasy. The list is slim even in the secular market. Laughable in the Christian market. And so many of them that I find turn out to work at the same agency. I feel like I've about memorized them all!
So what next? Continue to hound the same agents over and over, with new and improved, revised and repolished query letters? Exhaust my savings by becoming a conference junkie? Self-pub?
The egg just seems to be sitting there. Doing nothing.
I should throw in something about slow and steady winning the race, or any of the multitude of Bible verses that address patience. But, I'm not in the mood. If anything, I'm developing a taste for an omelet right now....