Sunday, November 27, 2011
pick myself off, dust myself off, and start all over again
Not quite all over again--I have reviewed Angels in the Flames, and tweeked it, as I always do, but not started all over again as I have done on one or two other occasions. No. Just a bit of tweeking and yesterday I sent it off to three more Canadian publishers: Annick Press, Groundwood, and Kids Can Press, all in Toronto. I started off with western Canadian publishers, seeing as how the story is set in Vancouver. Then moved eastward. I don't like simultaneous submissions, but I thought I'd try it once more and hope for the best. So, once more typing with crossed fingers. I also have an article at BC Parent News, and am waiting to hear from them. And my play is with the artistic director at Christ Church Cathedral; I hope something comes of that, too. So: three irons in the fire. Someone once said that to be a successful writer, you need to have twelve irons in the fire. I guess it will be a long time before I'm a "successful" writer. For now, I'm just a struggling writer, like gazillions of others.