The war against fear and lethargy continues! Spent the week putting final touches on a book proposal to send out into the publishing world. The title of the book is “Nightmare Roundup”. I’ve written the story and created small size preliminary color drawings to go along with the story. These drawings are just “roughs” to show what a finished piece of art could look like. They also show the action of the story since this is going to be a picture book. Synopsis: There’s only one tough little girl that stands between us and our nightmares. It’s one of her chores. But it’s not just scary monsters she has to face-she has to face her Ma! Then there were some hours spent on the internet looking up publishers and their submission guidelines. I started with 13 publishers I listed from Caldecott winning children’s books that I have in my home library. Only 5 of them might even look at a book proposal that hasn’t come through an agent. Those 5 will only let you know if they have received your submission if they are interested in your book. And that could take months. So, when I send my stuff off into the publishing netherworld I will let it “fly my pretty” and start the next book idea right away. I will need at least 3 fleshed out story proposals to approach an agent with. Patience, patience, patience . . .
February 11, 2012 | Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: book art, book proposal, fear, illustrating a story, lethargy, little girl, nightmares, preliminary drawings, publishing, publishing world, roundup, scary monsters, writing a story | 7 Comments