Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Children's book update

I enjoy processes. Starting from scratch and climbing up to a goal. Writing and publishing a children's book is a process. I can't say my goal is getting published, my goal is trying.

I felt like I let my book take a backseat for little bit so I gave myself a deadline of two weeks from yesterday to have my editing finished and have my cover letter written.

I needed that push to get these things complete. It's easy to think I can never make it perfect so with that notion I am going to be confident in how it is and move on to the next step.

With the generous help of a few friends and their great suggestions my editing is as good as I need it to be to start sending it to publishers. I've been scouring the Internet for publishers and the ones I am attracted to right now are ones with submission guidelines on their website. Ones that actually will accept manuscript that are submitted by an author themselves, not an agent.

From this point on I am going to submit my story to as many publishers that I can find with those above guidelines. Here is my first one.

My manuscript, cover letter, and self addressed stamped envelope

Will Andrews McMeel Publish be the one?