Well.. if you know me well, you would know that I have written about a dozen little children's books that I've mostly kept to myself. Some form a series written about a toddler's milestones in growing up, and the other is a stand alone book based on a little boy's admiration of his mom (we write what we know, right?). :)
Anyway, they've been sitting in storage for a while now and I haven't known what to do with them. I once had a blog friend, when I first started blogging, who was a children's book author and when I asked him how to publish my stories he basically said "good luck with that, breaking into the children's book scene is extremely hard because everyone thinks they can write them." So I became a bit doubtful that mine were good enough. I never did anything about them. He and I didn't stay in contact much beyond that because I realized I didn't need people instilling doubt into my brain.
Last night I decided to research it a little bit and came across a Canadian publishing company that was taking submissions. So I followed their very strict criteria and I have gotten together my package, ready for mailing, for the stand alone book. I'm not sure what my goal is here. I don't know if I want to become a world famous author, or just share my cute little stories with whomever will read them on a smaller scale. I think it would be really cool to say I am a published author, though, and maybe it will open up some new doors for me along my lifetime.
So after I mail this away, sometime this week, it will be 4 months until I hear anything. That's how long it takes for them to get around to reviewing new submissions. Wish me good luck for November!