Guest Blog: Angela Felsted on Speaking the Stories of Angels
My guest blogger today is Angela Felsted, who is a musician, poet, and nature lover. Her work has appeared at The Christian Poet and regularly at her blog, My Poetry and Prose Place. I love reading what she has written. When she isn’t writing poetry, she’s practicing her viola, doing laundry, or hanging out with her children at the playground. She sounds like a fun mom ... I'm a boring mom.
Over to you, Angela!
Speaking the Stories of Angels
Advice based on 1stCorinthians 13:1-8
reworked by Angela Felsted
Though I speak the stories of angels, and have writtenMr.Jodi Reamer (oops), I am as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal. Though I have the gift of pacing, and understand dialogue, and know all grammar; and though I have all imagination, so that I could remove plot holes, and stalk Nathan Bransford, I am nothing.
And though I bestow all my stories on Andrea Brown Literary agency, and though I give my manuscript to be critiqued, and work not hard, the query letter profiteth me nothing.
For an agent worketh hard, and is stressed, sleepeth not, yawneth to itself, is nearly tapped out, doth not respond to mail easily, seeketh not cliche, is not sold on passive voice, seeketh no revenge; (at least I hope they seek no revenge.) rejoiceth not in telling, but rejoiceth in the voice; beareth no bull, believeth no hype, holdeth no pipe dream, endureth no fool.
An agent may reject, but hard work never faileth.
Hold to hard work, and know someday you’ll succeed.