Oh, Tiny Violins!

Well, it's official.

As of last night, 
I have officially mailed my children's book out to six literary agencies.

Needless to say, I'm a mess.


Intimidated ... excited ... nervous ... terrified?  
Yes, I think terrified would be the word.

And the worst part is, after an entire year of illustrating and painting and writing and editing and putting the blasted thing together, and an entire week of researching agencies and writing a query and synopsis and bio (while pulling out all my hair), and an entire two days of trying to figure out how the heck to make my email account conform to all the different stipulations by each agency (because, as you all know, ATTACHMENTS ARE FORBIDDEN!), I have now graduated onto the worst part of it all ... the waiting.

During which time I try really hard not to think about my children's book at all.  Because if I do, I will inevitably be taking up residence on this horrible roller-coaster ride of conflicting emotions.  My book is awesome!  Of course someone will pick it up!  My book is downright awful.  No one will even look at it.

... You get the picture.

So there you have it, my Current Frame of Mind (or rather, the Current Disaster That Is My Head).  Naturally accompanied by the nubs that are my fingers, as I have practically gnawed them into nothingness.

Happy Wednesday.



  1. I feel your pain. Not currently, as I don't have anything out in the ether at the moment, but I think that state of waiting may be one of the last surviving forms of medieval torture. ;P

    On a more positive note, I'm really excited you've sent it out. I can't wait to see it. :)

  2. sincerely, i cannot wait until someone picks that up and sees something great in it. which....someone IS going to.
    i want to read it, after all. :)
    i'm going to buy a copy!!!! :D

  3. The waiting really is the hardest part. I'm in awe of you for completing such a project. Fingers crossed for you that you don't have to wait too long and I will definetely buy a copy when it's published. Super cool! Please keep us updated. :)

  4. Congratulations on your success, it is an amazing accomplishment to work on a project from start to finish and to have the courage to send it out knowing it could be (and I hate this word from a publishing point of view) rejected. I'm sure it'll be picked up and someone out there is going to love it and think 'my child would love to read this.' So even though as a fellow writer I know the waiting is hard and painful, hang in there and send lots of positive thoughts and energy out to the universe. You never know what's around the corner. Again well done and congratulations, and I'll be sure to buy a copy for my daughter when it hits Australia :-)

  5. that waiting part can really suck the life out of you...I'm sure it's an awesome book!

  6. OMG dude, I'm so excited for you! I can't imagine the waiting is easy but I'm crossing my fingers :)

  7. good luck, L! i loved the illustrations, i think they'd be crazy not to pick it up.


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