Tuesday, March 20, 2012
I want patience and I want it NOW!
Hopeful news on my picture book Biscochito Man, and an invitation from Kathleen Hayes of High Five to join her on Linkedin. (I hit the I accept button--now what?? Not sure, but I'm honored to be invited!) I had given up hope of ever hearing from Julie Ham at Charlesbridge, so at midnight I sent it by e-mail to Theresa Howell at Rio Nuevo books, for their new Rio Chico line of kids' books. Seven hours later, I heard from Julie Ham! She apologized for taking so long but said she had a couple more co-workers she wanted to show it to, and that I was welcome to submit it elsewhere. (Which works out well, since I just did!) Then I heard back from Theresa that she got my story and I would hear from them in three months. Patience is so hard for us older writers, do you agree! Time's a wastin'! Shit or get off the pot!