Friday, March 27, 2009

Baby Steps

Today I sent out two things. One, a manuscript and cover letter. Two, a query letter regarding the manuscript I sent to the other place. The manuscript: a children's story that I'm not in love with and will possible re-write a dozen times.

Why did I send something that I don't love?

Answer: to DO something. Only so long can you talk, think, and dream of something. Baby Steps help you get there. You do little bits and you fall, but it's the reaction that counts. Dust yourself off and try again - getting increasingly better as you go.

I've determined to send off little stories etc. in the midst of writing the actual book that I've been working on since 2007. We'll see how it all goes. In the meantime I am absolutely devouring "Children's Writer's & Illustrators Market (2009)". It is the must-have bible of aspiring writers.


BeeKay said...

This is so exciting. Keep us updated, please! And feel free to send my any preview snippets...