Call Me, Maybe?

Why not give my book a look, Ms. Agent?

I wrote a story, sitting on my bed
Now I worry it won’t be read
I dream of fame before I’m dead
And seek an agent to light my way

I burn candles for a contract
Pray and sacrifice for a binding pact
I was out to explore not to attract
But now it’s in my way

Them words took a’hold
First lines, complete stories enfold
Long nights, writing ‘till I’m stone-cold
Why not give my book a look, Ms. Agent?

Hey, take a chance
I know it’s crazy
But here’s my number,
So call me, maybe?

It’s hard to sleep nights
Thinking you will call
But here’s my number,
So call me, maybe?

Them words took a’hold
First lines, complete stories enfold
Long nights, writing ‘till I’m stone-cold
Why not give my book a look, Ms. Agent?

And all the other writers,
Whose dreams took hold,
But here’s my number,
So call me, maybe?

You’re taking your time with the call
While I sacrifice and pace the hall
You read slush piles not enthralled
But still, you’re in my way

I edited, and read-up, and hit send
Now it’s a story worth reading
I didn’t know I could
But now it’s in my way

Them words took a’hold
First lines, complete stories enfold
Long nights, writing ‘till I’m stone-cold
Why not give my book a look, Ms. Agent?

Hey, take a chance
I know it’s crazy
But here’s my number,
So call me, maybe?

It’s hard to sleep nights
Thinking you will call
But here’s my number,
So call me, maybe?

Them words took a’hold
First lines, complete stories enfold
Long nights, writing ‘till I’m stone-cold
Why not give my book a look, Ms. Agent?

And all the other writers,
Whose dreams took hold,
But here’s my number,
So call me, maybe?

Before writing came to my life
I was not quite as complete
No, I was not me,
No, No, I was not complete

Before writing came to my life
I was not quite as complete
And you should know this
No, No, I was not complete

It’s hard to sleep nights
Thinking you will call
But here’s my number,
So call me, maybe?

Hey, take a chance
I know it’s crazy
But here’s my number,
So call me, maybe?

And all the other writers,
Whose dreams took hold,
But here’s my number,
So call me, maybe?

Before writing came to my life
I was not quite as complete
No, I was not me,
No, No, I was not complete

Before writing came to my life
I was not quite as complete
And you should know this
So call me, maybe?

What lengths would you go to for your dream?

<would you write pop rock lyrics for fun?>

 

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31 thoughts on “Call Me, Maybe?

  1. Brenda, you know I have no doubt you will get that call. I love your writing. I love Stella’s story. It will happen. I wish I could make that call happen for you. Keep in mind that summer is very slow. Not much happens as far as acquisitions or queries. September is when it picks up again. So don’t worry if you don’t hear anything until then. Many agents take breaks from queries all together over the summer.

    I’ll second what Jodi said. If I were an agent, your phone would be ringing right now.
    Kelly Hashway recently posted….Monday Mishmash 7/30/12My Profile

    • Kelly, I know something has to give, truly. As for the parody, I was just having fun with the pop song and the lyrics were too fun to play with. I appreciate your support and kind words more than you know.

    • Elizabeth – it was all in fun, this parody, but you are correct, I am driven at the moment with this process. It’s kind of like spring fever, really.

  2. ahhhh I feel like I’m going to be feeling like this soon—-I’m having a few friends look over a book I wrote. Just the very idea of publishing is terrifying yet exhilarating – meaning I have to do it…. good luck! I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the agent calls you definitely!
    Erin Maureen recently posted….Quotes From A Water-logged Travel JournalMy Profile

    • Erin, I figure I’ve nothing to lose at this point. I mean after you write a book, what’s left, publishing. It’s a lot to know, honestly, especially since the market is upside down right now. Thanks, and my fingers and toes are crossed for you, too.

  3. That is damned darling! Brenda, don’t get discouraged. Keep plugging. Think about submitting some short stories to the New Yorker, Cosmo,something. That may be a lot easier nut to crack and help you keep up your confidence level. You are a brilliant writer and you work hard at your craft. Eventually, this is going to be such common knowledge that I’ll be proud to say “I knew her when…”.
    Linda Medrano recently posted….This Is Why I’ve Been MIAMy Profile

    • Thanks, Linda. I promise I’ve not lost faith, truly. I was watching the US Swim video when the idea came to me to write a dear agent letter. I forgot to add, your words always make me smile. You’re a gem.

    • Adriene – it was and I do. Most days I manage to stay focused but I confess to getting caught up in the what if and what will I do, questions, thus the need to write. Some stuff is more serious, and sometimes, I play.

  4. —-So call me, maybe?— He/ She WILL CALL!

    here’s what I know for sure. Wanna hear?

    If one believes … and I mean, REALLY BELIEVES
    in what she has written…IT WILL BE READ, it will be heard, it will be thrown into the universe while still burning…

    IT WILL CHANGE LIVES.

    Anyhow, Brenda, That’s what I believe.

    I believe it for you…& I believe it for me.

    Xxxx

    • I do as well, Kim. I think I need to stop posting about the agent because peeps are reading too much into the posts. I know, for reasons, I can’t explain, I am coming up on magic and it’s only a matter of time. I truly believe in the possibility of magic.

  5. Hi Brenda,

    I’m pulling for you — hoping that you will get that call soon. Have you considered going the self-publishing route? I’d buy it. :)

    You’re a dedicated soul, so I’m confident that you’ll make it to the other side.

    Believe it or not, I had not heard that song, so I didn’t understand your post until I watched the video (which the owner has blocked from playing outside of Youtube). It’s a fun video. Go Team USA!

    Ray
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    • Thanks kindly, Ray. I haven’t been looking that long, to be honest. It just feels like an eternity, which it hasn’t been. thanks for letting me know about the video, that’s too bad. Self-publishing is something every author should consider, as am I or will once I finish the second novel. I want to have one more under my belt.

  6. Okay, there’s a couple of guys in that video that I wish would ‘call me maybe” 😉
    But I digress …
    I am hoping and praying for that call for you also. It will come. You surely deserve to have your work more widely published!
    I think you should use your wonderful parody as a query letter !!!
    Astra recently posted….My life of crime: Domestic Investments 101My Profile

    • Asta – this is what I like about you, your honestly. I thought the same thing, not in a cougar way, but my, are they not mighty fine looking men. Oh well. As for the parody, I swear, I thought about it. I assume agents laugh and smile like the rest of us and would get a kick out of this before dumping my letter in the bin. I’ve had two letter mistakes – one, I had the wrong address. I wanted to die, but it was 3 seconds too late when I realized it. The rejection from that agent came back instantly. I’m pretty sure she didn’t get past the address. Horrible mistake, but I suspect it’s not the first time an author has done something similar and it won’t be the last. And second time, I send the wrong synopsis. Such an emotional effort. I customize my letters to the agent, research, etc., check and check, but it’s so easy to make a little mistake. Call Me, Mabye, Mr or Mrs. Agent.. Oh please! :-)

    • Nikky, you and both, and from your lips to those who grant wishes. It’s such an ordeal, but I have a strange kind of faith in me, the story, and the possibility.

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