Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Otto Grows Down

Everyone is talking about time management lately. Jody Hedlund talks about How to Make More Time in a Day. Susan Mills laments about The Time Factor. Even Agent Rachel Gardner makes suggestions on how to squeeze your social networking into 15 Minutes a Day.

I, however, have discovered the real secret to having great posts without spending lots of time. Guest Bloggers!

Tomorrow, Michael Sussman will tell the fascinating story of how he got his first picture book published. Otto Grows Down is the story of a six year old who wishes that his baby sister had never been born. Otto blows out the candles on his birthday cake, and suddenly, times starts moving backward!

Tara Lazar claims that this quirky, clever tale Raises the Bar for Picture Book Writers. I totally agree. (In fact, I'm bummed that I didn't think up this premise myself!)

I would have thought that such an imaginative manuscript would have gotten grabbed up instantly. But no. Stay tuned to hear about Otto's rough road to publication.


Rebecca Gomez said...

Oh, I'm excited!

Susan R. Mills said...

Thanks for the shout out! I can't wait to read the guest post.

storyqueen said...

Really looking forward to Otto!

And, yeah, I could use more time in the day.......sigh. wish I didn't like sleeping so much.


Sherrie Petersen said...

Oh wow...my WIP has a similar idea, only it's a MG novel and time does not reverse. But still...funny that the ideas are so similar!