I got my hopes up last month when one of my publishers said they would be discussing my new picture book manuscript at their May aquisition meeting. But they’ve had their meeting now and they’ve decided not to publish this manuscript. Ah well. The editor told me right from the start that it didn’t sound like the kind of thing they’d likely do, but she asked me to e-mail it to her anyway. Then, it wasn’t too long after that that she e-mailed me and told me they’d be discussing it at their May aquisition meeting, so I got hopeful. But the answer is no.

At least they gave me an answer really fast! And she also told me what kind of manuscript she’d LIKE to see from me. So that’s positive, too. I’d love to do another book with them. And the kind of book she wants interests me very much.

I e-mailed her five possibilities. Hopefully she’ll like one of them. (If not, there are more ideas where those came from!) I can probably start on something this summer.


Bummer

4 thoughts on “Bummer

  • May 14, 2007 at 7:32 pm
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    Sorry to hear about the pass…. I’ve been there and it’s not much fun.

    Best of luck, however, with those FIVE possibilities. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • May 16, 2007 at 1:52 pm
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      Thanks…but I haven’t heard back from the editor on those possibilities, so maybe she’s not as interested as I thought she was? ๐Ÿ™

      But I’ve got other things to be working on, too.

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  • May 14, 2007 at 8:16 pm
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    Aww, for the rejection, and yay for the other possibilities!! Hope top hear more good things soon!

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    • May 16, 2007 at 1:54 pm
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      Thanks. The rejection didn’t bother me as much as I would’ve expected…probably because she told me right from the start that it didn’t sound like their kind of thing. I do hope I can do another book with them, though.

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