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....