- Stressing about driving all the way to Scarsdale, NY for a school visit.
- Stressing about getting all my Hanukkah gifts purchased and wrapped in time.
- Stressing about what might come out of my daughter's mouth next.
I've also been mulling over the whole Golidlocks thing. I was not putting it out there for vote (it was really all a joke) but if I had been, Goldi Rocks would definitely have won!!!
Anyway, just found out it is Unofficially Official Agent Appreciation Day, so a huge shout out to my awesome agent, Kendra Marcus, who really has her finger on the pulse of the children's publishing industry.
Kendra rocks. She can take one look at a manuscript and know instantly if it will sell (and to whom!), and if not, why not.
She told a friend of mine, "This is a charming story with great characters, but I can't sell it because there isn't enough illustrative potential."
"Poppycock," my friend and I said.
Then two weeks later, my friend got an email from a senior editor at a Major Publishing house saying, "We love your story and your characters, but we don't think it has enough illustrative potential, so we have to pass."
Maybe I should run the Goldi Rocks idea by her before I even start it?