Monday, February 7, 2011

February is Picture Book Marathon Month

There's a month for everything.  This month, I'm taking part in a Picture Book Marathon.  You try to write a picture book every day of the month, but since we aren't over achievers,  you only need to produce 26 for the whole month.  Guess they figured you need a couple days off.  So I'm plugging away, writing a little something every day.  Most of mine are awful (the rhyming ones don't rhyme), but some may just turn out to be something one day, after many, many revisions.

I've also been submitting my middle grade fantasy manuscript to agents, without getting much interest.  I'm starting to think it's just not that original, or marketable in the minds of agents, who I'm sure have to think about the bottom line.  I may try submitting to some small presses instead, but I'm still mulling it over.  I've been following the blogs of other writers who've decided to go the self-publishing route with great interest.  If I could publish it as an e-book myself without the expense of printing, well...I must say its tempting.  Any thoughts?

I just finished the first draft of another work in progress that's been sent off to an editor friend for working over.   It's, what else?  A paranormal romance.  Maybe once I get that out of my system, I can write this dystopia I've been outlining....;)