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Monday, June 27, 2011

A trip to the post office...

Can you guess what this is a photo of?

Yesterday I typed up four cover letters and then printed them out, along with four copies of the picture book manuscript I wrote earlier this month, Silly Sally McMally & Sam.  I put them in envelopes.  Then, this morning, I took a little trip over to the post office, mailing them off to four different book publishers.  If you wouldn't mind crossing your fingers for me, I'd sure appreciate it! :)

It's been awhile since I sent out a new story... about 15 years.  (I have sent a couple of new poems to magazines since then, and I've re-sent older stories that were rejected by other publishers several times... but no new stories till now.)

I was really excited when the idea for Silly Sally popped into my head, and I was really excited as I wrote it all out!  I was even excited when I re-read it, revised it, then re-read it again.  I think it's a good story, one I would pick out from the library or a bookstore shelf and read to my kiddos.  (I did read it to Ben, and, while he told me at the end that he loved it, I already kinda knew that from all of his giggling while I read.)

It's out in the world now.  I just have to sit back and wait to (hopefully) hear something back.  (Publishers rarely send rejection letters out nowadays, and only contact a writer if they are interested.)  That, and try to ignore all those doubts that start creeping in once a story's out of my hands....