Monday, May 11, 2009

Children's Book Week!

Today is the first day of Children's Book Week!

More information can be found here.

Today is the day to start revising and editing one of those books you wrote in the 7 picture books in 7 days challenge last week.

I did write 7 picture books, but they need A LOT of work done on them.
It's not easy writing a GOOD picture book.

If you didn't participate in the challenge, maybe pick this week to start on a new children's book or submit an already finished children's book.

Writing the story is the first task, it can't be published if you don't send it in. Make sure the story is ready and research the publishing companies. Send your story out to the one that best suits your story. . . and follow all the guidelines they set forth for submissions!

Good Luck!


  1. Sounds so simple, doesn't it? If only it was!

  2. Janet,

    I hope that at least one of your picture books are accepted for publication. I know you worked hard on them.

    I'm not sure what's going on with me. I'm just not motivated to write these days and am struggling with Assignment # 4 for the children's writing course. Even writer's guild didn't inspire me, which is unusual. Guess I'm just in a slump.

    Wishing you all the best.

  3. Janet,

    I just found your blog. Good luck with publishing your children's books. I am a retired elementary school teacher and write children's stories and poetry. I live in Western North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains. My pastor is from WVA and he tells us WVA is beautiful. Please visit my blog at:


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