I finally bit the bullet and submitted a short manuscript to two children's publishing companies yesterday. I'm really nervous right now but I expect that will lighten up over the next few days. It can take up to 3 months apparently for someone to get in touch with you and that is only if they like it. If 3 months go by, you can pretty much take it that it was a no go.
Oh but I am hoping they will like my story. I know I've got more of them brewing in the back corners of my brain. It would be an absolute dream come true for me. I don't think there's big money in children's writing but can you imagine the pride in being able to say "..oh I just got my book published..." or hearing "Zeemaid, published children's author". *L* Okay, I'm grasping at dreams here and in reality I am trying to tell myself that it's a real long shot in the dark because I don't want to get my hopes up too much.
Better to be a little pessimistic than too optimistic. Saves you from a lot of heartache and disappointment. I kid though... because I will be disappointed but I can always try again.
So here's hoping and praying that I've got what it takes to make it as a children's writer.
By the way, we're keeping it a secret (from family and friends that is) so mum's the word. shhh!