February 15, 2005

Week 6

Iím two days behind this week because I spent two days reading The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Couldnít put that one down either, and I wept like a baby at the end! But, if I didnít write much this week, I did do a lot of research. Iíve found four magazines that might be interested in Song of Life, and I wrote a cover letter for the first one on my list, but Iím not going to send it out until after Kristie publishes that article for me on Webmomz so that I can claim it on my rťsumť. I also read an article in the paper this week about the declining interest boys and young men have in reading (Thank you, Ginger, for clipping it for me). This prompted me to do two things: First, Iíve picked my story, Not Too Cool, as my next prospect for submission. Itís written for boys 10-14, and it was the favorite of my instructor at the Institute for Childrenís Literature. Second, Iím working up the outline for a new adventure novel aimed at even younger boys, age 8-10. Chip and I have talked for years about writing a book together, and this could be the one!

Posted by debra at February 15, 2005 02:12 PM
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