Why would anyone be interested in reading this!?!?. This is a question that I often ask myself after making a post to my blog or just before I erase a blog entry that I have just finished typing.
My experience in publishing for children is relatively small, but it is an experience. Right now I am in the “My first book is out and I hope it is doing well” and “I wonder if there will ever be a book number two?”
“My first book is out . . . “
Everyone asks how the book is doing and I actually have no idea. I think it is doing OK. The reviews were good and it is in 80 libraries. A new question is beginning to form, “What does it mean to me for a book to be successful?” I don’t have the answer to this question either. There was a time when all I wanted was to get a book published and then I would be happy. Well, life just keeps going on and now I seem to want more.
“I wonder if . . .”
Book two is not as easy a one might think. Yes it is true that editors return your email and answer calls from you, but they are still looking for a book that will sell. I have had several book concepts rejected, but the emails have been nice and personalized. I am still wondering about book number two, but I will let you know as soon as I do.
That is the view for today from my little corner of KidLit.