Okay, I had a new plan for getting Scramble out of my life. I would drop the F-word in my Facebook status and be otherwise inappropriate, and that would get me permanently booted from the site. I was very pleased with this idea as it was sure to gain me several hours in my day, when lo and behold... Plan A kicked in, and I actually started to get sick of playing!
So, here I am. Done Boggling. And back to blogging. (Which is by the way an anagram of Boggling.... ah, the things you see when your mind is habituated)
Let's see... what to blog about?
Okay, here is a random anecdote (names have been changed to protect identities).
My friend Q wrote a brilliant rhyming PB called Circle and Square. Truly one of the best picture books I have ever encountered. I fell madly in love with it.
She sent it to Agent Y who said, Terrific premise, but "unfortunately your rhyme is very poorly executed." Hmmphh. I consider myself a good judge of rhyme and I beg to differ.
She then sent it to Agent Z, who adored it and said. "You are a rhyming genius. I'd like to represent you."
I bring this story to your attention, not to criticize Agent Y who I happen to like very much. But just to reaffirm one of my "2010 Don'ts." Do NOT take rejection to heart. This is a very subjective business.
Cast a wide net. Someone will fall in love with your story. And it only takes one.