Last night was a late night for me. I am feeling the effects of it today. I didn’t get any writing done per se, however the research I did will prove invaluable. My research efforts included going through my Children’s Writers Market and reading the entire listing of every single book publisher. I then highlighted the ones that were relevant and went to the back and highlighted them in the index for easier reference. I noted types of books they look at, whether they accept queries, just the manuscript, or queries and manuscripts simultaneously.
I actually feel better. My next step is to read the writers guidelines on the publishers websites. If they aren’t posted, I will be sending out letters tonight and tomorrow requesting the information along with their catalogs of publications. After I make a listing of books that might be relevant to mine, I will head over to the library, see if they have them, read them and check out the “fit”. From there, I will compare my notes about the already published books and the ones I have written and decide on who to send them out to.
That’s about it today. I have a lot on my to-do list and times “a-wastin”.