First Draft Completed! What’s Next?

First Draft First draft is completed! What’s next, I ask myself? What should I do now? This week I completed a first draft of another picture book. If you recall, I am participating of the 12×12 picture book challenge. In this challenge we try to write a draft of a picture book each month. This … Read more

Editing and Revising Picture Books

Why edit and revise your picture book One of the most difficult things for me to do as an author is to edit and revise my picture books. To delete words, sentences and even paragraphs is very challenging. Word count is very important when you are writing a picture book. Right now many editors are … Read more

Critiques Fill the Silence

        The silence is deafening when you are waiting to hear about a manuscript you have submitted. Not hearing anything is the worse than the rejection. I found that critiques fill the silence.   Frustrated, yet determined, I continued to send my manuscripts out to agents and publishers. I was not about to give up on … Read more