Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Rejection and a New Trip

I finally heard back from one publisher (whose name starts with Schol and ends in astic) and they have rejected my manuscript for the "Escape the Mine" story. The senior editor, an old friend, liked the writing but said it was more suited to High School age readers, and their market ends about Grade 8 or so. Now there are still two publishers looking at it, so all is not lost, yet. Scholastic does a great job in selling both in the USA and Canada and their business was something I was looking forward to. Obviously that is not to be. Writing is actually one of the easier parts of this business; I find it much harder to be patient and wait for a reply...
However! Tomorrow Shirley and I depart on a road trip to see various members of Shirley's family, and this will involve passing by the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Washington D.C. and Raleigh, North Carolina as well as Shenandoah National Park in the Smokey Mountains. We will take lots of photos, especially in Washington.
The Outer Banks, North Carolina

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