Sometime things happen quickly

Hi everyone,

Last week I wrote a new story and submitted it on Friday to a favorite editor. It was the first new story I’ve done in quite a while because the 50 poems for the book with TIM RASINSKI and LYNNE KULICH took much of 2022. The idea for the story began to form on the planes between Springfield and Ft. Walton airports. I sat with JEFF on my left and SANDY on my right, and of course we talked back and forth, but the idea somehow grew until I had a pretty good notion of what I wanted to write by the time we got to the condo and unpacked our bags.

On Tuesday of this week at 9:30 that night, I received an email from my editor, expressing interest in what I’d sent her. Since then we’ve had other exchanges. No promises yet, but I have reason to be hopeful. Today I’ll work on some back matter and she’s already considering how the illustrations might go.

I’ve been reworking the long dormant middle grade novel and getting excited about it, but for now it goes back in the files. The new story has shouldered its way to the head of the line