Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Adding Straws

Yesterday was my first day of teaching preschool for the year, and I have a ton of boys this year. In my most disproportionate class, the ratio is 12:4. They all seem like nice boys, though, so hopefully we'll get through the year without too many bumps and bruises. I like boys.

And over the last couple of days, my manuscripts have been returned with lots of notes to help me figure out my next revision. I think it's funny that Jen and Q were nearly within 24 hours of sending them back. I'm hoping to read through both of their notes this week.

But before I get started on my revision, I need to send out a batch of picture book submissions. Time runs out on the exclusive I sent within the next week. That's okay, though. I have a list of over 20 children's publishers who look like they'd be a good fit (who are open to unsolicited manuscripts from writers).

As for the writing challenge I've been participating in, so far we're all reaching our goals, and I don't want to be the one who messes that up. My new story is coming right along.

What have you been working on lately? 


  1. I don't want to mess it up either. And I know that if I give myself permission to skip even one day, it'll be that much easier to skip another day. You two inspire me!

  2. Hooray for new stories! I'm glad yours is coming along well. I'm hoping to finish a revision in the next few weeks and finally get to start writing my Shiny New Idea. :-)

  3. Glad you're meeting your goals even with school and teaching starting.