Saturday, May 30, 2009

I did it!


I finally bit the bullet and submitted a short manuscript to two children's publishing companies yesterday.   I'm really nervous right now but I expect that will lighten up over the next few days.  It can take up to 3 months apparently for someone to get in touch with you and that is only if they like it.  If 3 months go by, you can pretty much take it that it was a no go. 

Oh but I am hoping they will like my story.  I know I've got more of them brewing in the back corners of my brain.  It would be an absolute dream come true for me.  I don't think there's big money in children's writing but can you imagine the pride in being able to say "..oh I just got my book published..."   or hearing  "Zeemaid, published children's author".  *L*  Okay, I'm grasping at dreams here and in reality I am trying to tell myself that it's a real long shot in the dark because I don't want to get my hopes up too much.  

Better to be a little pessimistic than too optimistic.  Saves you from a lot of heartache and disappointment.   I kid though... because I will be disappointed but I can always try again. 

So here's hoping and praying that I've got what it takes to make it as a children's writer. 

By the way, we're keeping it a secret (from family and friends that is) so mum's the word. shhh!

6 comments:

  1. wow, that's great! I wouldn't even know where to begin! I wrote my kids a story last year when Matt and i went on a cruise. I thought it would be neat for their Grandma to read them something i wrote while i was gone. They still ask me to read it to them. Do you mind me asking how you found the publisher and found out they were legitimate?
    Well, good luck! I hope it gets published!!!

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  2. Wow, that is SO cool!! I really hope you hear some positive news! Keep us posted!

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  3. I hope your stories get published. Very exciting. :-)

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  4. AAAGGGHHH! This is exciting news! Congratulations! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! Keep us updated!

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  5. That is so exciting! It stinks having to wait three months...wish you the best of luck!!!

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  6. Good for you! That's very impressive. The best of luck to you.

    Brittany
    KIWI Magazine

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