I just saw that Business Insider listed 'poets, lyricists and creative writers' as the second most competitive job in the country.
Agents are listed at number ten.
The thing I find so amazing is that even though it is competitive, whether we're selling to agents, publishers, or readers, we are still friends. The writing community as a whole is supportive, friendly and always willing to offer advice. So even if we do have a competitive job, we also have the best co-workers.