Fiddler

Going in Circles

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O.K., O.K. I’m Jewish, and I love to sing show tunes. So sue me!

I’ve been querying slowly over the past month, with two full manuscript requests and a half-dozen rejections. Of course, the former feels much better than the latter–but even so, you’ve gotta keep a sense of humor about it all. This morning, a certain tune wouldn’t leave my head.

And now, here it is for you, in all of its glory.

[ALL CAST]
Rejection, rejection! Rejection!
Rejection, rejection! Rejection!

[AUTHOR]
Who, day and night, must obsess about our writing,
Query without ending, apologize to kids?
And who has the right to let us down gently,
To have the final word about our work?
The Author, the Author! Rejection.
The Author, the Author! Rejection.

[AGENTS]
Who must know the way to make a proper deal,
A fair deal, a kosher deal?
Who must shop the book and deal…

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