Since my last post on Wednesday, I have received two rejections. They were different manuscripts, one was a picture book and one was an early middle grade fiction. The picture book rejection told me "You may want to consider looking at the SCBWI website for tips and info on how to write children's books"!!! Do you think that is a hint for, you cannot write for children!??!
I am trying to be all optomistic and postitive and I will go to their website, I am actually affiliated with them, and look at their tips etc, maybe it can help me in the long run....who knows!
SCBWI stands for Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, for those who wanted to know!! I check their website alot to look for trends and whats hot. It is so difficult to write a book when you know what is in right now, but that given another 6 months will be pushed aside for a new 'hot' topic. Agents and Publishers vary alot in their likes or wants, some would like to see furry critters frolicking in the meadow, others are dead against the talking animal lead book. So, what do you do? If you write what they want now, in a month when it is completed and polished, you go back to their websites and low and behold, their wishlist has changed!
For me, I think I will just continue writing what I feel, and if the book fits into one of the numerous agents or publishers list then great and if not.....oh well!!!