Busy day yesterday. Received feedback on an education book proposal. Overall: good, but with strings attached. Lotza suggestions before going forward. It’s reflection time. We want to go forward but need to weigh the price in time and effort without a guarantee it will produce a contract. That’s what today is for.
I know now I’m on the panel next year in Baltimore that will introduce the 2019 NCTE Notable Books (including CRAWLY SCHOOL FOR BUGS). I’ll read a couple of poems and introduce my new (by then) book, AND THE BULLFROGS SING.
Yesterday I spent most of my work time writing and submitting a proposal for a presentation at the conference. I’ve written other proposals over the years; won some lost some. You never know if you’ll be accepted. There will be more than 1,000 submissions for the judges to read. I enjoy the challenge and love it when I’m accepted. Winners are announced late in March.
In the meantime I hope to connect with other writers for another panel or two. Baltimore in November may too brisk to walk around much outside. Might as well stay inside and work!