Sunday, June 1, 2008

June Goals

Last month I really worked almost solely on my children's book, Huey and the Summer Snowball. It was quite a struggle but I won't bore you with the details. Suffice to say that the version I thought was so ready for publication, was not. So instead of simply finding agents and publishers to send it to and sending it out, I spent much of the month working on it. I did manage to get it out to twelve places-publishers, agents, and magazines. That was last month.

So what do I do now? I love writing books but haven't had any publishing success with it YET. I love freelancing and I'm building a successful career. Combining the two is difficult. In fact, it's far more difficult than I could have imagined. So I'm going to practice what I believe. What is that, you might ask? I believe that you CAN have it all. You just can't have it all at the same time. Working on my book for a month really reinforced this belief. But now that one of my books is in good shape to send out there into the publishing world, I can go back to working at freelancing. Many of the agents and publishers had online guidelines which said the wait is 3-6 months for a response. In the meantime, I'll keep freelancing. And I'll continue to send my book to more publishers. Hopefully in September, October, and November, I'll have great news to share here on Write Now! Happy Goal Setting! ~Karen

2 comments:

Linda Austin said...

Good luck, Karen. I see that, too, that 3 month plus wait. By the way, consider yourself tagged! (See my blog)

Karen L. Alaniz said...

I'm sorry, somehow that last sentence is not visible to me...ha...