The submission process can be a time consuming process. You have to do the final revision(s) of your story, research the publishers who might be interested in your story, and finally write a cover letter for each. Don't forget postage! To avoid licking all the envelopes, I use large, white, self-sealing ones. I like the white ones for two reasons. One, they look nicer than the manila ones and two, they're more noticeable. Of course, once they go out in the mail, it will be a "hurry up and wait" situation, but ultimately, it will be worth it.
Right now, I'm gearing up for another submission. I'm just waiting on a couple of my readers to get back to me. I try not to remind them to read it as I know all of them are busy. That and they are doing me a huge favor, so I try not to complain...too much.
The story in question is titled, "Goobasaurus Dex". It's a children's story about a little dinosaur, named Dexter. Dexter is a kind of a wild little guy who just can't help playing hard with toys. Unfortunately, those toys belong to his friends. In order to avoid getting into trouble, he blames it all on a "Goobasaurus". As with all lies, it gets hard for Dexter to keep his story straight and he ends up telling each dinosaur a different story. I mean, who wants to say the same thing every time? This is the Goobasaurus we're talking about! His friends ultimately catch him in the act and he has to fess up and apologize. I've gotten some good feedback from my readers, but unfortunately, they're opinion won't convince the publisher to print it. We'll see how it goes.
At the same time I'm gearing up for submission on Goobasaurus, I found a couple other publishers for my first two stories. They are also both children's stories (I've mentioned them in previous posts). I'll have to re-read them and see if I can improve them before I send them out again. So far, nobody has picked them up, but it could just be that I haven't "found the right home" for them yet. As with all things, patience is a virtue.
Till next time.
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