Well it was all okay I guess. I have some fabulous leads in terms of a publisher who may be interested (all about quality of work and timing of submission), and some excellent ideas for the story. On the positive side the characters, their interactions, theme and location went down a treat, however I need to do a lot of work on it. I am splitting out the plots so that the rat/genie adventure story becomes a single book for a 6-10 year old market (before was 9-13), and the theme about the returned serviceman gets put aside for a young adult book idea. So the bottom line is that I am starting a total re-wrtie, today, which is why I am procrastinating and writing this post instead. Loads more to come 🙂
I am nearly ready to submit my children’s book manuscript for an initial assessment. I say nearly ready because I have been reading it through (for the third time) and have found at least one mistake on every page, and two errors in the story. It never ceases to amaze me that there are so many errors in a document I have been looking on and working with for so long. I guess the advantage of looking at it in different formats (Scrivener, Word and then hard copy) is that I am more likely to see the mistakes, but it is still a deflating experience to find so many. Anyway, smiles all round – I am getting close to the end of this section of the long drag towards publishing. Have a great day!