I'm on page 41 of my "how to land an agent" book. So far, so good. I know why I need one. After over 20 years, three manuscripts and several anthologies, I am familiar with the practice and point of not being read.
I have two long novels (A Woman's Body Was Found There and California Wasn't Good For Us) and was tired of rejections pointing to the length of my work as a marketing problem (who reads long novels), so I set out to write a short one. It turns out my 143 page Urban Nizhóní is 57 pages too short. I should "Do your best to fall within the range of normalcy."
Falling in the range of normalcy is not my strength and there is very little I am willing to do to change that. Anyone who has read any of my work knows that much.
Yeigo (Yéego). Harder. Give it strength.