Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Still Truckin' Along!

Good Morning All,

I am having such a wonderful time exploring my passion for writing children's books. Some days I go with no writing at all, but then I get a burst of inspiration and take to pen and paper, or computer and let the words flow. While the process is time consuming from start to finish, when you read your final product and feel an overwhelming sense of 'Holy cow, that sounds like an actual book,' it is pretty surreal. While I do not yet have any publisher's of accepted works, I do have almost 3 fully finished manuscripts that are being sent out and submitted and at least 2 more in the works!

I am so very blessed and thankful to have the support of my close friends and family during this adventure. They help me with encouragement, editing, and honest opinions that are so very important. I couldn't imagine getting through all this without them behind me.

I am also very excited to announce that I may have a publisher for one of my manuscripts! They have shown interest and we are working to setup a phone call to discuss further. It is in no way a for sure thing at this point in time, but it is very encouraging!

I have kept my notebook of ideas going after the PiBoIdMo event and have come up with a few that I think could really be good. It will just take time to really pan out their story lines. But when an idea hits you as you're falling asleep and just the idea of it causes you to giggle out loud as you scramble for paper and your glasses so you can write it down, it must be good...right?! :)

I hope you are all having a fabulous day! Hopefully I will be back to share more news soon and in the mean time I will continue to update on my adventure!

Much Love!

Monday, February 8, 2016

First Rejection Received....Check!

I apologize for the length of time between posts. During the holidays I had sinus surgery, enjoying time with family, and getting back to a normal schedule. I have continued to work on my writing and even have a completed manuscript!

I took part in a Twitter pitch event called #pit2pub and much to my amazement received the opportunity to submit my manuscript to a publisher for consideration! Just the opportunity was more than I could have asked for. I readied my query letter and sent it on it's way. Unfortunately it was rejected, however, I could not be more grateful for the chance and feedback received. The story itself they enjoyed, it was the mere fact that it did not fit what their company was looking for in age range and plot that caused the rejection. It is just the first of many and I am so happy that I have it under my belt.

I am looking forward to the next couple Twitter pitch events and continuing this journey. I am in the midst of another revision for one story that is very dear to me and I cannot wait until it is finished, but it is definitely not one I will be rushing.

I'm off to work on some writing and take advantage of my little one napping and being home from work early. It doesn't happen often!

I will check in again soon! And if anybody reading this knows of a publisher interested in a 0-3 year old fun rhyming picture book of an adventurous stuffed hippo, please feel free to contact me! :)

Much Love