Dear Peachy Readers,
I owe you a great big apology for being away so long. I am not dead. No, my big pile of children’s book research did not fall on me. These past 2 weeks have been full of other kinds of adventures, planning a kitchen (not mine), finalizing one website and designing 3 concepts for 2 separate websites. And while I’m not saying that these adventures are more important than our relationship, I am reminding you that I am admittedly very crow-like and have told you before – very easily distracted by pretty and shiny things. (In this case, pretty and shiny came in the way of hand-blown glass knobs for creamy coconut-coloured cabinetry. I really should’ve taken a picture to share with you!)
If I’m to be a little bit honest and exposed, I’ve also been feeling a bit frustrated with this whole adventure. I got a very kind email from someone responding to my plea for feedback. She’s a writer and provided me with both a good dose of reality, and some wise words of encouragement.
Her main points:
- This whole business of trying to get published – an emotional roller-coaster & lessons in perseverance.
- My book is probably more of a niche book which makes it even less desirable for publishers to take a risk – especially on “an unknown”.
- Write more for the love of the process not for the end-goal of getting published.
- She also recommended some associations to join where authors give each other constructive criticism.
They are good points and very much appreciated, so THANK YOU!!! Cathy. You’re a peach!
Anyways, my good readers I am back! Please forgive me for leaving you without notice or cause. Stay tuned for more fun stuff over the next few weeks, including… possibly…. A CONTEST!!!
ps. The Poonums say hello.